Ask The Experts: Can a long range locator probe detect gold in quartz?
April 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: I was wondering how such a device could locate a rich gold vein in quartz, for example, since a metal like gold is non-magnetic.
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
I know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
• When geologists and old-timers have conflicting views.
• Is this old mining story too good to be true?
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