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For the discussion of all forms of Gold Prospecting and Gold recovery. Panning, Drywashing, Dredgeing, Sluicing, Hardrock Mining and........


Gold Prospecting Forum Guidelines

There are just a few rules here and yup I do enforce them and keep an eye on things as best I can. Here are a few guidelines I'd like you to follow if you will be participating here. This forum is not moderated as heavily as the other sections so please do not enter or open a topic if you think you will be offended. If you are at least respond like an adult or we will remove your post as soon as brought to our attention.

Vulgar and abusive language is not welcome here! Heck a cuss word to get a point across is not so bad, but I think you know what I mean.

I will not host public arguments and pissing matches between individuals here so please just don't do it. When it happens the post most times will simply vanish into cyber space.

Political or Religious posts belong in "Off Topic" but surly you can find other forums that host those discussions if it is your thing, I don't think anyone cares if you are Conservative or Liberal when we are out hunting gold nuggets.

You may not use this forum to advertise any other dealer, store, or product without written permission by owner at any time. Used items are allowed in the classified section.

This forum is not responsible for anything said by it's members at any time. This is a public forum and will remain so and although I can and will occasionally zap "bad content" I don't do it often and so far have never permanently banned a person. Also opinions expressed here do not always represent the opinion of the forum's owner!

Guests are welcome to browse the forum and use the information provided by registered members, but you can not post yourself until you are a registered member.

That is pretty much it my fellow Nugget Shooters so enjoy the forum, keep it clean and play nice.

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    • Mercury will brake gold down to the single atom level  and yet the two can be re separated via chemical, mechanical and thermal means.   
    • You are right Doc,  the mixture is called agua regia, and if I remember correctly it consists of 2-parts hydrochloric acid mixed with 1-part nitrate acid.  This ( to my knowledge) is the only acid mixture that will completely breakdown gold and put it into molecular solution.  When you mix the two acids you have to pour one into the other "very-slowly" because of nitric acid's tendency to be kind of combustive.  And (I think) that you must pour nitric into the beaker of hydrochloric (again slowly),.. not the other way around.  And yes, Sodium Metabisulfite is a "Reagent" used to recover or change the structure of the gold in molecular solution back to a metallic form.  A great book the learn about this process (and others) is the Second Edition of:  RECOVERY AND REFINING OF PRECIOUS METALS , by C.W. AMMEN .  A & B Prospecting in Prescott Valley has this book for sale ( I think that I paid approx. $70.00 for it about 8-years ago).  Maybe Bill Southern can get one of these for any of those who are interested in learning these recovery processes????  Gary 
    • Looking forward to this one...Weather should be awesome and new nuggets  exposed from monsoon! ... Hope no one will have an idling semi parked in camp on this one! ... Cheers, Unc   PS, if folks  indicate interest I'll bring some new LSD maps.  
    • In this article they talk of numbers of ways to produce gold.  All costing way more then the value of gold produced.  I found the bit about Gold being Produced within a Mercury Vapor lamp as part of the by products created  interesting.  Minute quantities but quantities non the less, eaa? http://www.levity.com/alchemy/nelson2_7.html
    • hi all i have a  lightly used 10 x 6 Coiltek joey mono coil 4 sale $ 120  shipped conus  i take paypal  f&f please feel free to give me a ring 928-715-5324 thanks for looking  walt
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