Small-Scale Hard Rock Mining With Water Recycling
March 2015 by Bruce MannOnce I have established the presence of gold in the sample, I collect five-gallon bucket quantities of the rock material for processing back at my shop.
Most small-scale miners want to know how they can set up a system much more cheaply. The difficulty is in the balance of putting together a decent small-scale system at a reasonable cost.
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Starting small with quick profitability gives you a lot of financial elbow room plus real-world experience that can be used for final mill design.
The right speed accumulates only the heavy materials and allows all of the lighter stuff to flow through. This optimum speed is dependent on the size of the gravel you need to move through the system.
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
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