Ask The Experts - Where did the gold go?
February 2021 by Chris Ralph
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
Ask The Experts - Is a detector any good at discriminating pyrite or chalcopyrite in ferrous-reject mode?
Q: How do I get gold out of a saturated solution of salt with nitric acid?
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
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