Ask The Experts - Who owns this historic mill and how do I handle possible mercury contamination?
May 2019 by Chris Ralph
Q: I am looking for a “trommel machine” that doesn’t separate anything but clay slurry from rock hard clay.
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
• Is this old mining story too good to be true?
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
Dust and dry washing
Q: I am in the process of filing an appeal with my lawyer, but am seeking more “expert” advice in the arenas of “mining claims” and BLM jurisdiction.
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