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Observe the nature of alluvial gold
Observe the nature of alluvial gold

Finding gold can be an interesting hobby, although it requires a lot of work! If the minerals of the rock contain gold, you may be able to get gold from the rock. The safest way to extract gold from rocks at home is to break the rocks. Although both mercury and cyanide can be used to extract gold from rocks, using them is harmful to your health and the environment. Let me introduce how to use the gold pan to extract the gold from the rock.

1. Use a Hammer or Crusher to Break the Rock Into Small Pieces.

The ore is being crushed by the processing line
The ore is being crushed by the processing line

You can hit the rocks with a hammer until they are crushed into small pebbles. If you can use a crusher, then you will crush the rock faster and easier.

Variation: The best way to crush rocks is to use a crusher, you can produce fine powder effortlessly. If you are serious about prospecting, consider buying a stone crusher designed specifically for extracting gold.

2. Grind Rock Gold Ore Into Powder.

Grind the pebbles left in the metal container. You can use a metal rod with a metal container to make a temporary mortar and pestle, or you can use a small ball mill to grind the gold ore.

Historical gold prospectors used mortar and pestle to grind rocks.

3. Put the Broken Gold Ore Into the Gold Mining Pan.

There are holes in the bottom of the mining pan, just like a colander. Because gold is heavy, even if it is immersed in water, it will sink to the bottom of the mining pan, and other minerals will be washed away. Pour a layer of rock dust on the mining pan so you can extract the gold nuggets. We can find a mining disk online.

4. Immerse the Gold Mining Pan in a Container Filled with Water.

Use a container larger than the mining pan. Fill the container with water and place it on a level surface that you feel comfortable with. Then, grab the side of the mining pan and push it down into the water.
Some powder will start to float, which is perfectly fine!

5. Shake the Container Until the Gold is Exposed at the Bottom of the Pan.

While placing the pan underwater, gently shake it to move the rock dust. Non-gold particles will float and mix into the water.
Gold is heavier than other minerals, so it will settle at the bottom of the mining pan.

6. Check the Gold Mining Pan Regularly to See if Gold has Been Withdrawn.

Pull the mining tray out of the water and check the remaining debris in the tray. Pick out any gold nuggets and place them in a separate container. Continue to shake the mining tray in the water until you have picked out all the gold coins.

7. Extension

If you are a personal hobby, then the gold pan can meet your needs, but if you need to produce gold on a large scale, then you must build your own gold wash plant. If you need equipment from the gold factory, such as mineral jigs, sluice boxes, centrifuges, shakers, and other professional equipment, please feel free to contact us.

Gongyi Forui Machinery Factory is a high-quality enterprise specializing in the production of beneficiation equipment. Over the years, it has produced gravity beneficiation, magnetic separation, flotation, and other beneficiation equipment, and has accumulated a lot of practical experience. Forui Machinery is involved in lead-zinc ore, gold ore, fluorite, barite, pyrite, hematite, limonite, magnetite, manganese ore, antimony ore, tungsten ore, tin ore, celestite, etc. In the field of beneficiation of a variety of minerals, fruitful results have been achieved.

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