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September 2016 by Chris Ralph• Is there a standard contract for placer mining to use with a private property owner?
Q: Can you suggest some family and dog friendly vacation spots in California where I can also do some sniping?
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
Q: I am in the process of filing an appeal with my lawyer, but am seeking more “expert” advice in the arenas of “mining claims” and BLM jurisdiction.
Q: Since the weather in California is not as nasty as it is in Alaska, would it be advisable to wear the same setups as he wrote about?
Q: Do I still have rights to this mining claim?
Q: How do I get gold out of a saturated solution of salt with nitric acid?
Centrifugal bowls versus jigs
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