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: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?
Centrifugal bowls versus jigs
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
Q: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
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