Gravity Concentration

Solubility Of Gold In Mercury

solubility of gold in mercuryAlthough three rather extensive researches on the system gold-mercury have been published within the last ten years, the disagreement in the various results is most remarkable, particularly at lower temperatures. Quite recently rather precise results on the system silver-mercury, using a new type of solubility tube, have been published by Sunier and Hess;* it has therefore been thought advisable to redetermine the solubility of gold in mercury using the apparatus just referred to. This paper will present the results obtained on this system between the temperatures 80 and 200°.

Materials.—Mercury

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RP4 Shaker Table

RP-4 Shaker Table Instructions Manual

rp-4 shaker table

rp4 shaker table

All RP4 shaker tables operate best when firmly secured to a dense solid mounting base. Wooden stands will set up harmonics and vibrations. Dense concrete or solid bedrock is preferred or a heavy braced steel table sitting on concrete. Mount shaker table to solid bed rock if possible when operating in the field. When that is not an option, six or seven sand bags may also be used if concrete or bedrock is not available for mounting.

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Vibration and/or harmonics will have a negative effect on the concentrating action of the deck and a negative scattering

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What Equipment Best Recovers Gold by Size: Fine to Coarse Particles

Range of particle size

Many types of efficient placer gold recovery equipment are available today. The choices facing those designing a recovery system for a particular site are not easily made. A major consideration, of course, is cost versus recovery, but other factors must also be considered when designing an effective system. The size distribution of the gold is important because it will narrow your selection of equipment that can be used for recovery (Table 1). The size distribution of the raw material will also determine if classification of the ore is necessary for better recovery. The processing capacity

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Bowl concentrators

bowl_concentratorsBowl concentrators have been used only to a limited extent in small placer operations. The two most popular designs were the Ainlay and Knudsen bowls. There is little difference in design and operation between the two, except for riffle design and minor variations in bowl size and shape. They were used primarily as cleaners, but have fallen into disuse due to the availability of more efficient equipment.

Generally, the typical bowl concentrator is a basin 12 to 36 inches in diameter at the rim, lined with rubber riffles along the inner surface. The bowl is mounted

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Spiral Wheel Gold Concentrator

spiral_wheel_gold_concentratorAn interesting variation of the spiral concentrator is the rotary table. This device is available from a variety of manufacturers under many trade names. Basically, the rotary table consists of a flat, circular plate in which a spiral pattern has been molded or cut. It is usually mounted on a frame with a wash water bar running laterally from the one side to the center. When operating, the unit is tilted upward and the table is rotated clockwise. Material is fed in on the left side. Tailings are washed over the bottom lip, while concentrates are carried towards the middle and flow through

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Reverse Helix Gold Trommel

Another concentrator device based on the spiral design is the helix. A helix is a cylinder lined with spirals along the inside. Helixes are suitable for use as roughers or cleaners, depending on their size. Sizes range from small 1 foot diameter by 5 feet long cleaners to large roughers 8 feet in diameter and 40 feet long (Photo 8).

Reverse Helix Gold Trommel

The principles of mineral separation for helixes are similar to those for rotary tables. The spirals that line the inside of the cylinder are situated such that heavy material is carried towards the front of the unit during rotation. Feed is introduced about

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Pinched Sluice

Pinched sluices have been used for heavy-mineral separations for centuries. In its elementary form, the pinched sluice is an inclined trough 2 to 3 feet long, narrowing from about 9 inches in width at the feed end to 1 inch at discharge. Feed consisting of 50-65% solids enters gently and stratifies as the particles flow through the sluice and crowd into the narrow discharge area. Heavy minerals migrate to the bottom, while lighter particles are forced to the top. This separation is inhibited at the walls of the sluice due to drag force. The resulting mineral bands are separated

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