Fine gold trick
Last Post 24 Dec 2015 01:05 PM by john McGrath. 6 Replies.
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FRANK NOVAKUser is Offline
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24 Jun 2014 07:59 AM

      This is a little trick that I have used to pan fine gold. The surface tension of water has a tendency to make fine gold float.

      To overcome this, add a couple of drops of dish washing soap liks Dial, etc. It breaks up the surface tension and the fine gold sinks and 'pans' properly.   Frank...-

    I deal in reality and call them as I see them. Frank
    PAUL STRAUBUser is Offline
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    25 Jun 2014 12:34 PM
    you can also use "Jet Dry"(buy the dollar store version, it's cheaper) or any rinse agent for the dishwasher. It works well and doesn't foam up like detergent does.
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    RICHARD PLUFFUser is Offline
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    27 Jun 2014 05:14 PM

    like the idea of no suds and easier to use

     

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    John DykstraUser is Offline
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    28 Jun 2014 07:24 AM

    I use jet dry with my recirc  clean up sluice. 

    RONALD LEWISUser is Offline
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    02 Jul 2014 11:04 PM
    good idea's folks, thanks

    ron
    JAMES PEACEUser is Offline
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    09 Jul 2014 07:03 AM
    Been using jet dry for years, I used to get guys telling me gold doesn't float it's too heavy and the such and I would always say oh ya, watch this... Their eyes would light up and then add a single drop of jet dry and it hits bottom instantly.
    john McGrathUser is Offline
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    24 Dec 2015 01:05 PM
    I like a dash of jet dry and dawn dish washing you know your soaking in it .. that stuff.. always worked great.
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