Ask The Experts: Nickel assays
March 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: Our group has found a nickel deposit in the Yuma, Arizona area that is similar to the one that you wrote about...
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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.
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