Ask The Experts: “Energy” coming from black sand?
January 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: I have a question/request regarding some black sand left from my Dad’s prospecting days.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
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.
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