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    Removing magnetite - three drop method

    The areas where I'm prospecting this fall/winter have a lot of magnetite in the sands. Having read multiple posts on removing magnetite and spending several months removing it from my concentrates - this is the process I found that removes the magnetite and minimizes losing gold.
    Since I do not have as much experience as several other members on this site, I welcome your comments on my method and hearing about other processes of removing magnetite.


    Here are closeup photos of the magnetite drops (1 thru 3) and the magnetite and other material (including gold) that the magnet picks up.

    Pick up and drop one:
    Notice amount of material besides magnetite that was picked up by the magnet. Gold picked up along with magnetite is within blue boxes.
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    Pick up and drop two: Remaining material still has a few small colors.
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    Pick up and drop three: This drop is clean
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    Last edited by Hunt4gold; Dec 20, 2016 at 12:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt4gold View Post
    The areas I am prospecting this fall/winter has a lot of magnetite in the sands. Having read multiple reports on removing magnetite and spending several months removing it from my concentrates - this is the process I found that removes the magnetite and minimizes losing gold.
    Since I do not have as much experience as several other members on this site, I welcome your comments on my method and hearing about other processes of removing magnetite.

    It says I need to sign in to see the video. This video is private. I think you need to make the video public.

    This is some great black sand removal info.

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    Oregon, just checked - the video is set to 'public'. You should be able to see it. Mind trying again to play? thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt4gold View Post
    Oregon, just checked - the video is set to 'public'. You should be able to see it. Mind trying again to play? thanks.
    Yep!! Works.







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    I have used the same method, but do it dry instead.

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    That's basically how I do it as well... underwater or completely dry, but I transfer it to different pans a few times. My wife loves seeing gold pans all over the counter in the kitchen.

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    What is a spin it off?

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    I also do it dry -- mainly because my con's are dry to start with (drywasher) and water will make the gold adhere to the other stuff.
    Lick your finger and stick it in some dry fine gold it sticks.
    Three times seems to be the magic number for me as Hoser John pointed out it eliminates the Oreo cookie effect.
    I've tested this a few times and spread the cons out real good -- three times leave none behind that I can see.
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodfish Mike View Post
    I also do it dry -- mainly because my con's are dry to start with (drywasher) and water will make the gold adhere to the other stuff.
    Lick your finger and stick it in some dry fine gold it sticks.
    Three times seems to be the magic number for me as Hoser John pointed out it eliminates the Oreo cookie effect.
    I've tested this a few times and spread the cons out real good -- three times leave none behind that I can see.
    Mike
    Yep. Doing it/seeing it(after I was taught how to) was enuf for me as I got the same results "teasing" it out dry. Three and done.
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    Pull it up thru more water depth with a wiggle motion and you'll get it down to two drops
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    Quote Originally Posted by deserdog View Post
    What is a spin it off?
    It's a magnetic cone that fits on a drill. The spinning causes the gold and other nonmagnetic substances to separate from the black sand. Google it.
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    Proof- 0
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Pull it up thru more water depth with a wiggle motion and you'll get it down to two drops
    Respect. Merry Christmas Kevin.
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    We don't fight for gain. We fight for what is rightfully ours.

    Just another supporter of Land Matters http://www.mylandmatters.org/ The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

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    I still see gold... You need to crush it with a mortar and pestle at least to -50. Then try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7 View Post
    It's a magnetic cone that fits on a drill. The spinning causes the gold and other nonmagnetic substances to separate from the black sand. Google it.
    A stupidly expensive piece of goldfarb. I'm sure someone needs it ( ) but not us sluicers.
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