Ask The Experts: How do I identify gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals?
September 2016 by Chris Ralph
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?
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