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Ask the Experts—How can I separate gold from carbon?

Q: [I have] fine gold in activated coconut shell carbon after treatment with a battery charger, battery and salt, from my deep wells. In the furnace, the carbon does not burn away to free the gold, but mixes worse than ever...

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Gem Theft in Tucson


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NovaGold Resources Receives Lifeline


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Persistence Leads to Over a Pound of Gold


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