Ask The Experts - Do you think it’s realistic for a detectorist to recover a couple of ounces per week if working full time?
February 2020 by Chris Ralph
Q: Do you know of any processing plants that can extract rare earth metals?
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.
• Reopening closed areas
Q: What classes should one take if planning on majoring in mining engineering or geology?
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Can you explain how caliche forms? • Ask The Experts - How does gold form? • Ask The Experts - Can you suggest proper discrimination settings for my detector? • Time to Stake Your Own Mining Claim • A Day On The Yuba River • Determining The Optimal Crushing Size for Gravity Recovery • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The Pains of Prospecting • To Foam or Not to Foam • Following Man-Made Ditches to Recover More Gold • Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Going Underground - Pt II • All About Native Silver • Internet Forum Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices