Ask The Experts: Small-scale drilling
June 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: What is available to a small prospector? How does one prospect (drill) into the walls of an old hard rock mine to see what is 10 feet beyond...
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
Q: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
How can I determine if there are precious metals in the groundwater?
• How many parts per million make a project viable?
Q: I live near the Gold Basin area of Arizona. What detector will go deep and be easier to use for small gold? I need some help.
Sampling and mining a historic mining claim
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