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?
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
Gold out of auqa regia
Q: Can you suggest some family and dog friendly vacation spots in California where I can also do some sniping?
Q: ...A number of scientific studies have been done that concluded our level of dredging is “not” harmful to fish or habitat. I suggest that the Mining Journal list some of these specific studies with brief summaries and conclusions.
Q: I would like to know how to use a classifier when I dump my gravel into my sluice box. I would also like to know what sizes classifiers come in. I know that they are in sizes like -3/4. What does the “minus” in the size mean? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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