Ask The Experts - Prospecting Around Graeagle
April 2018 by Chris Ralph
Q: Does gold get stuck in the crucible?
What type of sluice box for my trommel?
I have a highbanker, and I am considering adding a suction piece to make it a combo.
I know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
• How many parts per million make a project viable?
Were there insufficient values to continue mining at this site?
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