SYOGM Headquarter, Kyebando, Kampala, Uganda


Revised 16 September 2023


Kassanda Rapid Rock Verification for Gold is a highly efficient and
practical field assaying technique devised by Jean M. Louis. This
method is designed to assess the gold content in rocks in a fast and
reliable manner.

The Kassanda Rapid Rock Verification process includes several
carefully planned and recorded steps, including the initial sampling
process. Samples are taken from the rocks with careful consideration,
making the entire process highly scientific.

Next, there is preliminary hand-based rock prospecting to further
narrow down the areas of interest. It is followed by the use of SYOGM
Rock Impact Mill with a screen size of 1 mm which ensures precision
crushing of the rock samples. The gold is collected gold then from the
crushed rocks through the use of a narrow, long sluice of 2 meters.

In the final step, the gold content is verified using the Garrett
Super Sluice gold pan with specific methods of tapping and
backwashing. All these stages are designed to accurately determine the
gold content in the rock samples, making Kassanda Rapid Rock
Verification a highly reliable method for field assaying gold content
in rocks.


Administrative Supplies:

- Notes, papers, pens, markers
- Gold Prospecting Check Report Templates and other forms
- Particle Size document

Sample Collection Equipment:

- Strong buckets and basins
- Bags for sample transport
- Water-proof tags for samples

Measurement and Recording Devices:

- Hanging balance scale for bucket weight
- Camera/smartphone for imaging
- Balance scale (0.001 g precision)
- 3 cm piece of meter tape for size estimation

Crushing & Sorting Tools:

- SYOGM Rock Impact Mill (or equivalent)
- Sluice for gold retention post-grinding 
- Water supply system (pipes & pumps for machine-to-sluice water routing)

Gold Recovery Tools:

- Garrett Super Sluice Pan
- Gold guzzler bottle
- Tweezers for small particle collection
- Empty small bottles for gold sample collection


1. Prior to beginning, ensure you have a ready and printed Gold
Prospecting Check form along with pen and additional papers for

2. Annotate the form with your name as the first step.

3. You should also add a report code following the format:
`YOUR-INITIALS-YYYY-MM-DD-001`. Here, your initials represent your
name, say Joe Doe would use JD, followed by the YYYY-MM-DD is the date
properly padded with zero where applicable. The three digits in the
end represent the check instance for the day. For instance, if it's
the first check of the day, you use 001; for the second check, 002;
and so on. Each day starts afresh.

4. If there exists a license number, identify and record it on the
mentioned form.

5. Accurately determine the geographic location where the sample is to
be derived from and insert it in the Prospecting Check form.

6. Detailed documentation of the location should be made, specifying
how the source of the rocks can be revisited in the future.

7. Write down the shaft code or name on the form.

8. Make a note about the specific depth from where the rocks have been

9. You need to flag off the start of the prospecting process and
conclude when you complete the report.

10. Ensure the rocks sampled are appropriately labeled in the sample
bags with the correct prospecting code corresponding to their source.

11. Once labeled, transport the samples to the rock grinding machine

12. Prior to placing the rocks into the machine, assure that all
pre-existing gold residue has been cleanly wiped from both the sluice
and inside chamber of the machine. This helps avoid any "salting" of
gold from earlier checks influencing the outcome.

13. Crush the rocks in the machine. If using multiple buckets to
measure the weight of the crushed rocks, ensure it has been accurately
recorded on the form each time.

14. Understand that the simple sluice might only recover approximately
70% of the gold. Hence this step is treated as a rapid prospecting

15. The gold concentrate derived from the sluice should be transferred
carefully to the Garrett Super Sluice Pan.

16. As you concentrate gold at the top of the pan, make sure to line
up the 3 cm piece of meter tape in order to visually document the gold
grade. If gold particles aren't found, a report commenting on the
absence or NIL should be indexed. If gold particles are found, count
them and record their size on the particle size sheet.

17. Hand the completed Prospecting Form to the Prospecting and
Reporting Officer, who will prepare the final cumulative report.

18. If gold has been found during the investigation, carefully collect
it into a labeled bottle. The relation between the prospecting check
and collected gold should be diligently documented in a report. Should
the amount of gold be minimal, it is acceptable to stockpile gold from
multiple prospecting checks into one bottle until it becomes

19. Document the weight of the accumulated gold and compile a
detailed, consolidated Prospecting Report. This report should
encompass the total volume of gold, results from the investigation,
and all linked prospecting checks.

20. Continually compile these reports for the purpose of creating a
final comprehensive report. This final report should demonstrate the
end result of the prospecting work conducted, its yields, and
practical recommendations for future pursuits.


Record-keeping in mining, geology and mining engineering is essential
for several reasons:

- Tractability: Records allow miners to revisit previously discovered
  resource-rich locations. Thus, accelerating productivity by
  eliminating the need for repeated prospecting.

- Reserve Estimation: The volume or weight of rocks can be used to
  estimate reserve size. Understanding the extent of required
  resources allows proper planning.

- Ore Grade Determination: Knowing the type of rock aids in gauging
  the ore grade, influencing the process selection for mineral

- Compliance & Safety: Accurate record-keeping complies with
  regulations, promotes safety by identifying hazard zones, and
  supports occupational health management.

- Strategic Planning: Final results guide decision-making in mine
  expansion, contraction, or closure. Furthermore, it aids in project
  appraisal and investment decisions.

- Scientific Research: Accurate records facilitate geological studies
  and enhance the current understanding of earth sciences and

Overall, this innovative method combines several techniques
efficiently to ensure quick, reliable, and scientific gold
prospecting, making it an ideal method for field assessments.

                                                  Jean M. Louis
                                                  Business Planner

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