Ask The Experts - Who owns this historic mill and how do I handle possible mercury contamination?
May 2019 by Chris Ralph
Q: Where is the best place to prospect for gold in Minnesota?
Q: Thanks for the great article in the recent ICMJ [“Metallic Trash—Scourge of the Prospector,” July 2012]...
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
• How do I clean up gold encrusted with iron-sulfides?
Were there insufficient values to continue mining at this site?
Q: The Arizona BLM state office has started sending out registered letters to association placer claim holders...
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts - Sampling and assays • The Geology of Diamond Deposits • Keep Watch for The Unexpected • Resurrecting An Old Hard Rock Mine—Gold At Last! • Imagining the Ultimate Prospecting Adventure • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Cold Gold • Gary It's There • Following the Clues • A Generous Lesson on Detecting Bedrock • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices