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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.
Q: The Arizona BLM state office has started sending out registered letters to association placer claim holders...
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
• Is there a standard contract for placer mining to use with a private property owner?
• Is there a single book that covers most aspects of mining and recovery?
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?