Auriferoge has been an outspoken critic of Ireland's "Voo-Doo" assaying results. Ireland posted a very succinct rebuttal in its latest press release indicating that traditional fire assay and aqua regia assaying methods are not appropriate for the type of ore Ireland plans to mine. Instead, Ireland states that "caustic fusion" is an accepted and more appropriate method to reveal the gold and silver content of the ore in the Columbus marsh, which is carbon rich clays. The press release also discusses the findings of the State of Nevada and directly contradicts them. So, Auri, where are you?
aurigeo said all he needed to say and moved on. IRLD is a scam plain and simple, this very playa has been used before to loot 'investors' in the past. Saying traditional assay methods don't work is an age old ploy to keep the farce alive. Fire assays work on all ore type, period. Scams come in all forms, read this from the Nevada Bureau of Mine and Geology: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/sp22.pdf
Special ores. In general, assaying scams involve convincing everyone that the “ore” in question is complex or, for some other reason, cannot be assayed by normal methods.