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Hello folks,

I am new as you well know so enlighten me on the process of seperating the gold or silver for that matter from the rock. I see many photo's of the gold in layers of rock and or crystal and I am curious as to how it is seperated. Do they use temperature, acid, breaking repeatedly or how please.

Thanks

Lt

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Hello folks,

I am new as you well know so enlighten me on the process of seperating the gold or silver for that matter from the rock. I see many photo's of the gold in layers of rock and or crystal and I am curious as to how it is seperated. Do they use temperature, acid, breaking repeatedly or how please.

Thanks

Lt

There are a number of different ways to do it and there are also a number of different situations that may call for different techniques.

I place all my tailings or material that is to large to go through my gold buddy in to a bucket. I then check those tailings with my Falcon metal detector. If they sound off as positive for gold, I crush them up in a little rock crusher.

To get a nice shine on gold, it can be soaked in vinegar. If you have caliche or some other unattractive substance attached or surrounding your gold, you can soak it in CLR for a while.

Remember that the gold will not shatter, but you want to be careful not to destroy a nugget's natural shape.

If you have gold mixed in with Quartz, you probably should not crush it. If your not sure, post the picture on the forum and ask for advice. These specimens can bring higher values.

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