Ask The Experts - Is it possible to mine glacial moraine placer deposits?
September 2019 by Chris Ralph
Q: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
Q: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
Q: I’ve thought about renting an XRF gun with gold specific software to use for exploration this spring.
Q: ...where would you recommend selling class rings and other scrap gold?
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.
Sampling and mining a historic mining claim
Were there insufficient values to continue mining at this site?
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