Ask The Experts
May 2016 by Chris Ralph
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
• How do I get mining claims appraised?
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
At one time or another, many miners will look seriously at purchasing a mining claim...Usually it’s a significant financial commitment, so how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
What are the steps for filing a mining claim?
If there is misleading wording anywhere, it will be in the sample data and in reserve/resource estimates.
• How do I separate silver from lead ore?
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