Ask The Experts
May 2016 by Chris Ralph
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
All these decisions and more depend on the richness of a claim—something that is determined by sampling. But sampling isn’t cheap, and even collecting the samples can be more difficult than it appears on the surface.
This new map-based tool is far superior to the old version with lots of potential layers and information that a prospector can use in research.
• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
Most small-scale miners want to know how they can set up a system much more cheaply. The difficulty is in the balance of putting together a decent small-scale system at a reasonable cost.
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