Ask the Experts - proper mining claim procedures
April 2013 by Chris RalphQ: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
A Wilfley table works best when all of the mineral being run across it (the pulp) is about the same size. For this reason, I took a good look at each of the samples.
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
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