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Offline SorryDnoodle

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Hello, I have been planning a trip to south America next year to a relative of mine who owns a lot of land in a pretty good zone for finding gold, so I was wondering what one would need to chemically see how much gold there is in the ground from soil samples?

Thanks in advance for any responses!


 

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Chemical analysis of soil for gold would be relatively difficult.
These are a better bet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_panning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallurgical_assay#Fire_assay_.2F_cupellation
 

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Well, the more difficult something is the more fun, no point in doing something if it doesn't bring a challenge along with it.
 

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Are you looking for lode gold or placer gold?
 

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