Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!

Magazine

How To

Ask The Experts: How do I identify gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals?

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?

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Placer Channel Sampling


Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.

Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part I


The exact minerals formed in the concentrated supergene deposits depends much on the type of country rock around the deposit and the chemistry of the deposit itself, but if conditions are right, this process will form some rich patches of bonanza ore, in some places valued at thousands of dollars to the ton.

Alternative Gold Leaching Methods


The ideal leaching chemical would leave behind what we don't want or need in the ore and take only the valuable metals.

Making A Big Discovery


We sent them a lot of information, including my presentation about the area and its potential. We were excited to learn a couple weeks later that the company was interested in the property.

Route Planning Using GPS


My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.

Nevada Looks to Tourism to Fill Mining's Gap


Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt and the Nevada Commission on Tourism have agreed to seek an unspecified amount of marketing funds to boost tourism in the Ely, Nevada area in the wake of a mine closing.

Ask The Experts


Designing my own dredge...

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Our Readers Say   • Ask The Experts: Is there a safe DIY alternative to cyanide or mercury for extraction?   • Ask The Experts: Should I take my claim access problems to the Desert Advisory Council?   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Pickers and Nuggets   • Modern-Day Claim Jumping   • Oregon's Waldo and Galice Mining Districts Unite   • Attention to Detail - Part II   • The Seven Troughs Mining District   • CA Supreme Court Rules Against Rinehart - But There Is A Solution   • Summertime Gold Panning   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
MMAC & PLP Update

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue