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...
• Is there a standard contract for placer mining to use with a private property owner?
Q: Do I still have rights to this mining claim?
Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.
Q: I was wondering how such a device could locate a rich gold vein in quartz, for example, since a metal like gold is non-magnetic.
Gold left in Rye Patch by the time I retire?
Viewing details on Google Earth
Is there a reasonable and cost effective way to separate out the values?
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