Ask The Experts - Is it possible to mine glacial moraine placer deposits?
September 2019 by Chris Ralph
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?
Estimating the gold content of ores with gold, quartz and other minerals?
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?
Q: I am in the process of filing an appeal with my lawyer, but am seeking more “expert” advice in the arenas of “mining claims” and BLM jurisdiction.
Treating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
Q: Does gold get stuck in the crucible?
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