Ask The Experts: What is a Spanish needle?
July 2017 by Chris Ralph
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
Q: ...He consistently comes up with values much higher on the same ore samples.
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
Need some help putting together a BLM proposal.
I was informed, in a less than friendly manner, that I can only camp on the claim for 14 days of every 90.
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