Mercury Free Gold Recovery Methods
In this category we are explaining mercury free gold recovery methods including methods for disposal and recovery of mercury when founds in the gold bearing ore, gold concentrate or tailings.
Mercury is dangerous substance that may cause cancer and other diseases. It pollutes human body, animals, plants, water source and environment.
In our mining program Start Your Own Gold Mine we are not using mercury but recovering it when necessary and teaching miners how to implement mercury free methods.
- Black sand after classification
Black sand has been classified and is now in the bucket.
- Classification of black sand
The classifiers are mounted onto buckets and black sand is separated in various particle size groups. Same procedure may be used in mercury free gold recovery.
- Black sand preparation and separation
On this picture one may see the simple tools used to prepare the black sand, to separate it, or better say classify it into various sizes. This preparation was necessary in the area which lacks the black sand and where much of eluvial gold is found. Contrary to what majority of prospectors are saying that black sand is disturbing them in gold separation and recovery, we are using it directly to capture the fine gold particles.
- Separation of black sand
Black sand, what it is? One may see on this picture that it appears actually black. Not always so. Sometimes it is redish or dusty orange or simple dusty. Most of times it appears darker than other types of sand. It is magnetic and one may see magnet on picture lifting and separating black sand from the rest. Its specific gravity is higher than usual silica sand or quartz sand for 3-4 times. It consists of magnetite and hematite and other heavier minerals. Not all of them have same magnetic attraction.
- Black sand separation in Garrett gold pan Super Sluice
Here on this picture one may see the black sand being actually black when separated by magnet in the Garrett gold pan Super Sluice.
- Collecting black sand with neodymium magnet
This neodymium magnet is used to collect the black sand from the gold pan and separate it from other non-magnetic type of sand, including gold. But gold was not there on this picture. Mysterious?…
- Prospecting for fine gold on the river Malaba in Uganda
On this river Malaba there were particles of very fine gold, yet, the tests did not show any workable results.
- Collecting black sand
This neodymium magnet is used to collect particles of black sand. As you can see the magnetite and hematite are attracted to magnet. Hematite may be collected with neodymium magnets, but not with any type of magnets.
- The black sand separation system
This is our black sand separation system. When concentrate contains some gold and we do not want to recover the small gold, but need some black sand, we are using the classic magnetic separation from one bowl to other bowl. The concentrate is first dried on the stove, then black sand is removed for our purposes. The black sand removal for purposes of gold recovery is efficient with this method only if you have very small amount of concentrate. With bucket large concentrates this method is very slow…
- The method of collecting the black sand
We are collecting the black sand. This is one effective method. On this place we lack black sand as we are using it to collect fine gold particles. On the place where other people generate concentrates we are using their concentrates to find black sand usable in our application of mercury free gold recovery.
- Tiny gold nugget on left side and mercury coated gold on the right side of the gold pan
Here one may see the tiny nugget. I have recovered it by using sieves or classifiers, the green classifying pans for prospecting minerals. They can be used to find gemstones and gold nuggets. The soil that was in the area of gold panning was simply classified. When I found the gold nugget visually, I have simply transferred it into the pile of 20 mesh to 30 mesh sized gravel. Later I tried to pan it, I did not find this nugget, and somehow I was sorry for that, but I kept the quantity. Then again…
- Yet another improvized mercury retort for gold recovery in Uganda, SYOGM EA UG II
This is yet another improvized mercury retort for gold and mercury recovery as we made it for gold mining business in Uganda. Mercury is a waste and dangerous substance that negatively impact health, animals, fish, plants, agriculture and water sources. When local miners have polluted some area with much mercury or if we are recovering gold from tailing we often find too much mercury inside. We call this mercury retort SYOGM EA UG II, representing the Start Your Own Gold Mine program in East Africa,…
- The improvized field retort for mercury recovery
This is improvized field retort for mercury recovery. It may be made of the pipe reduction connector, the cover and piece of the pipe. The side shall be sealed by soil so that no fumes of mercury may come out during burning. The other part or the output of the pipe shall be immersed into the water cup where all the mercury is to be disposed. Without water it would get the chance to evaporate into the air. Mercury is dangerous substance that may cause cancer and other diseases. It pollutes human body,…
- Field retort before pipe bending
This is improvized field retort for mercury recovery. It may be made of the pipe reduction connector, the cover and piece of the pipe. This is before bending of the pipe. Mercury is dangerous substance that may cause cancer and other diseases. It pollutes human body, animals, plants, water source and environment. In our mining program Start Your Own Gold Mine we are not using mercury but recovering it when necessary and teaching miners how to implement mercury free methods.
- Global Mercury-Free Gold Recovery Methods and Procedures
Global Mercury-Free Gold Recovery Methods and Procedures help the small scale miners to recover gold efficiently and without using poisonous and dangerous mercury. Our organization does not endorse any usage of mercury, cyanide or any other environment damaging gold recovery methods.
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