Ask The Experts: What indicator rocks should I be looking for in northern Nevada?
June 2017 by Chris Ralph
What indicator rocks should I be looking for in northern Nevada?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
Q: ...A number of scientific studies have been done that concluded our level of dredging is “not” harmful to fish or habitat. I suggest that the Mining Journal list some of these specific studies with brief summaries and conclusions.
I am trying to find any information about using bubbles to separate platinum from sands and small particles. I think it has to have a surfactant in the process. Do you know of this bubble tech?
How do sluicing and drywashing compare in effciency?
Q: What can be done with scheelite? Why does the ICMJ never list tungsten in the metals prices?
• Can I find enough gold to make a living with only hand tools?
Q: Could you write more about the last two methods that you mentioned—the expanding chemical mixtures and the micro blasters, how and when to use them, and when not to use them?
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