Ask The Experts: Equipment to break up heavy clay
January 2017 by Chris Ralph
Q: I am looking for a “trommel machine” that doesn’t separate anything but clay slurry from rock hard clay.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
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I get a number of questions from people about testing and treating hard rock ores. The simplest way, but also an expensive one, is to just have an assay test done by an independent assay firm. As an alternative...
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Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
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