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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.
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?
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...
Q: What can be done with scheelite? Why does the ICMJ never list tungsten in the metals prices?
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)?
Q: I’m working with some folks who have a large amount of old placer concentrates stored on their recently purchased property.
Q: Can you tell me if this deposit is worth working? It is a quartz vein and I had it analyzed for gold, copper, rare earths and other metals.
Q: I was wondering how such a device could locate a rich gold vein in quartz, for example, since a metal like gold is non-magnetic.
Q: I live near the Gold Basin area of Arizona. What detector will go deep and be easier to use for small gold? I need some help.
Q: Our group has found a nickel deposit in the Yuma, Arizona area that is similar to the one that you wrote about...
Looking for help on unproven claim
Q: Could you write more about the last two methods that you mentioned—the expanding chemical mixtures and the micro blasters, how and when to use them, and when not to use them?
Q: I have a question/request regarding some black sand left from my Dad’s prospecting days.
Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.