Ask The Experts - Can I get some tips on filing a mining claim?
January 2020 by Chris Ralph
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?
• Are these gold amounts large enough to interest a mining company?
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