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.
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
Q: Conflicting advice on motorized small-scale mining equipment
• Is the Spenceville Wildlife area open to prospecting?
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
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...
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