Ask The Experts: Is an XRF gun useful for prospecting and mineral identification?
April 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: I’ve thought about renting an XRF gun with gold specific software to use for exploration this spring.
How do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
Can I treat a sample with muriatic acid?
Q: Where is the best place to prospect for gold in Minnesota?
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
Q: A few questions about claim markers, gold hunter test kits, and videos....
What is claim relocation?
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