Ask the Experts: Tantalite in an African nation -- is it worth pursuing?
March 2012 by Chris RalphQ: Tantalite in an African nation -- is it worth pursuing?
Q: How can I locate good places to prospect and meet like-minded individuals at the same time?
Any ore grading 32% silver would contain more than 9,000 ounces of silver per ton and be valued at something in the range of $150,000 per ton. Even a few tons of this type of material would be well worth shipping off to a smelter for treatment.
Q: Can you tell us what the indicator rocks are? I’ve looked at the nearby digs and pushes that were made for gold and it looks like we’re digging on some similar material...
How do I extract my gold from this ore?
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?
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