Ask The Experts: Is this deposit worth working?
April 2017 by Chris Ralph
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.
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
Hydraulic remnants or just lose material?
• When geologists and old-timers have conflicting views.
Questions regarding processing black sands
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
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