Ask The Experts - Is there a Forest Service camping limit for mining claims?
April 2019 by Scott Harn
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
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.
Setting up a gravity dredge
Q: Can a voltmeter be used to determine the type of metal/mineral present in soil?
Q: Our group has found a nickel deposit in the Yuma, Arizona area that is similar to the one that you wrote about...
Q: Can you tell me if this deposit is worth working? It is a quartz vein and I had it analyzed for gold, copper, rare earths and other metals.
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