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Ask The Experts - Looking for help smelting gold


Ask The Experts - Were there insufficient values to continue mining at this site?


Were there insufficient values to continue mining at this site?

Ask The Experts - How do I work this glacial deposit?


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Ask The Experts - How do I best recover gold in pyrite?


Ask The Experts - Is there a standard percentage given to land owners who hold the mineral rights?


Ask The Experts - Where should I get my geology degree?


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Ask The Experts - How much rock shall I crush to determine the value?


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Ask The Experts - What happens to gold during flash flooding in dry areas?


Ask The Experts - How do gold and silver stocks react in market crashes?


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Ask The Experts - Is this gold?


Ask The Experts: How would you go about evaluating a silver deposit?


Any ore grading 32% silver would contain more than 9,000 ounces of silver per ton and be valued at something in the range of $150,000 per ton. Even a few tons of this type of material would be well worth shipping off to a smelter for treatment.

Ask The Experts: What is a Spanish needle?


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?

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Ask The Experts: Sulfides and fluxes


The concentrate is just the heaviest of the heavy minerals but some sulfides are sneaking in there also with the gold...

Ask The Experts: What indicator rocks should I be looking for in northern Nevada?


Q: Can you tell us what the indicator rocks are? I’ve looked at the nearby digs and pushes that were made for gold and it looks like we’re digging on some similar material...

Ask The Experts: What to do with scheelite


Q: What can be done with scheelite? Why does the ICMJ never list tungsten in the metals prices?

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Ask The Experts: Small-scale drilling


Q: What is available to a small prospector? How does one prospect (drill) into the walls of an old hard rock mine to see what is 10 feet beyond...

Ask The Experts: How many claims can I file in Arizona?


Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?

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