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...
Hydraulic remnants or just lose material?
Can the public take minerals from a mining claim?
What minerals are magnetic? I have heard that super magnets (rare earth magnets) can capture platinum. True?
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.
Q: How can I locate good places to prospect and meet like-minded individuals at the same time?
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
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