Ask the Experts—Looking up mining claims on the Internet
December 2011 by Chris RalphQ: Is there an Internet source ... that one can access to review which claims and at which location are the claims that BLM administrators close each year?
Have you ever wondered how accurate specific gravity tests are in determining the amount of gold in a specimen?
Estimating the gold content of ores with gold, quartz and other minerals?
Q: I’ve thought about renting an XRF gun with gold specific software to use for exploration this spring.
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?
Q: The Arizona BLM state office has started sending out registered letters to association placer claim holders...
How does one determine who owns a mining claim?
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