How To Test Your Rock For Gold 7 Simple Methods
Nov 28, 2020 To test a rock for gold, first perform nondestructive visual inspections and tests for weight and magnetism. You can also use destructive methods such as testing hardness, streak, ductility, or pulverizing and panning the powder. You will need a scale, glass, unglazed ceramic, and a powerful magnet. Each of these methods will give you a new piece of information about your rock that, together, will tell you pretty definitively if your rock contains gold.