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?
Gold nuggets and serpentine contacts
Q: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
• Real or fool's gold?
Q: ...A number of scientific studies have been done that concluded our level of dredging is “not” harmful to fish or habitat. I suggest that the Mining Journal list some of these specific studies with brief summaries and conclusions.
Q: I am looking for a “trommel machine” that doesn’t separate anything but clay slurry from rock hard clay.
Q: Can you tell us what the indicator rocks are? I’ve looked at the nearby digs and pushes that were made for gold and it looks like we’re digging on some similar material...
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?
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