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Ask The Experts—Do I still have rights to this mining claim?
March 2011 by Chris RalphQ: Do I still have rights to this mining claim?
Ask The Experts—How do you amend a placer claim?
Q: How do you amend a placer claim?
The Portable XRF Gun
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
Ask The Experts—Amalgamation
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
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Any good books on mineralized faults and contacts?
Ask the Experts - Old workings & tailings: What are my options?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
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