Sampling, Hydro-Shocking & Cleaning Quartz-Gold Specimens
May 2017 by Reese Townes
Many specimens have a small amount of gold and are not pretty to look at. There is a nifty way to give them a makeover and make them much prettier than they were when you found them.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
Of course, I know a bit about crevicing, but Steve seems to really have a knack for it, and I’m all about continual learning. I can always learn a few tricks from the pros.
South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
Explosives used correctly will save you both time and money being one of the best and most productive tools you can use.
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