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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2010
    Midtown Sac
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    Jet Dry?

    I've heard or seen passing references to using Jet Dry to help recover gold, but I can't find an explanation for it. Can someone tell me about this?

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    It is simply added to water during cleaning cons to keep gold from floating. Nothing more.
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  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2010
    Midtown Sac
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    I was under the impression that gold doesn't float.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2004
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    Surface tension of the water can cause flour gold to float.Just 2 or 3 drops of jet dry breaks the water surface and the gold sinks.

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    Re: Jet Dry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shake n Flake
    I was under the impression that gold doesn't float.
    Small flakes of gold will float. It's the nature of water tension. Hard water is the worst. Pan some gold to the edge of a pan, let the water pull away and then slowly allow the water to move back in. In most cases without jet dry or soap to break the water tension it will float. Like the little water bugs gliding on top of the water. Surface tension.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    water tension,will float gold .just like a water strider doesn't sink-same principle.
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2010
    Midtown Sac
    46

    Re: Jet Dry?

    How is Jet Dry different than, say, a dish soap, when it comes to lessening surface tension?

  8. #8
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    I believe it's purely preference.
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  9. #9
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7
    I believe it's purely preference.
    everyone has thier rathers, but jet dry has my vote.
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  10. #10
    us
    Jun 2010
    Mobile, AL
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    Not only is there water tension but oils from your hands that help the gold float. Jet Dry is non sudsing compared to regular dish soap. You do not want soap bubbles carrying your fine gold away.
    Higgy and AugustMoose87 like this.

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2010
    Midtown Sac
    46

    Re: Jet Dry?

    NHS,

    Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

    I appreciate all the replies.

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2003
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    Jet dry is a surfactant that tightly binds waters molecules together to reduce surface tension to allow oxygen to gas off and sheeting action makes water hydrogen move quicker. Good stuff to recycle water with for recovery.To measure your surfactant level make a 3" ring out of wire and you will get a bubble to gage concentration as a dyneamometer is the analytical tool but somehow spending that $2k is a bit redundant. Soap is good to clean and THATS IT. It loses gold in all production and recovery methods. GOOGLE floatation cells as a recovery method utilizing the soaps to float your gold out of a slurry. Rinse and remove soap ALWAYS prior to bowls,wheels or whatever or at least tell me where you threw your gold away please-John

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2005
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser John
    Jet dry is a surfactant that tightly binds waters molecules together to reduce surface tension to allow oxygen to gas off and sheeting action makes water hydrogen move quicker. Good stuff to recycle water with for recovery.To measure your surfactant level make a 3" ring out of wire and you will get a bubble to gage concentration as a dyneamometer is the analytical tool but somehow spending that $2k is a bit redundant. Soap is good to clean and THATS IT. It loses gold in all production and recovery methods. GOOGLE floatation cells as a recovery method utilizing the soaps to float your gold out of a slurry. Rinse and remove soap ALWAYS prior to bowls,wheels or whatever or at least tell me where you threw your gold away please-John
    I didn't know that John. Now I'm off to get some Jet-dry!
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  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Jet Dry?

    gold will float!
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

  15. #15

    Feb 2013
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    Yes gold can float, but only very small flour gold and sometimes bigger pieces that are just rounded and extremely flat in shape. The water tension, especially in areas with hard water will cause the gold to float right out of your pan. It does not happen all the time, but it definitely can and will happen if you’re not careful and use preventative measures.

 

 
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