Ask The Experts - Geophysics and gold deposits
June 2019 by Chris Ralph
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...
What is claim relocation?
Bismuth oxide for assaying?
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
Q: How do you amend a placer claim?
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