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: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
Q: I would like to know how to use a classifier when I dump my gravel into my sluice box. I would also like to know what sizes classifiers come in. I know that they are in sizes like -3/4. What does the “minus” in the size mean? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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.
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
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