Ask The Experts - I need help with more in-depth mining research
September 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: Can a voltmeter be used to determine the type of metal/mineral present in soil?
• Can you explain a jig, Ainlay bowl, hammer mill?
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...
Relationship between limestone and gold
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
I know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
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