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Last Post 26 Jun 2019 12:26 PM by  LEE JOHNSON
Drying gold
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Tim Leibel
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22 Jan 2016 08:30 PM
    So 2 1/2 years into this its is time to combine some of the vials that I have dug. Are there any things I should know? Like don't use a Teflon pan or always do it outside ?
    Scott Leidenberger
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    22 Jan 2016 08:54 PM
    Tim,

    If your not in a hurry just remove the water from the vial with a suction tube and lay the vial on it's side for a day or two. If you have a lot to do at the same time use a metal gold pan on the kitchen stove.
    William Hall
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    22 Jan 2016 08:59 PM
    Hey Tim,

    Do any heating of materials outside, a well ventilated area.

    I just pour my vials into a finishing pan and let the water evaporate, couple of days dump um in.
    Maybe run some vinegar over just to knock off some of the sulfides and brighten things up a bit.


    Bill
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    Tim Leibel
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    22 Jan 2016 09:03 PM
    Thanks guys, I am sure I am not the only greenhorn this will help. Simple as letting Mother Nature dry it for me.
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    23 Jan 2016 06:48 AM
    I'll echo the thought of outside for any that want to heat it to dry faster, ala Gold Rush.  If you have any with traces of mercury, either separate it out to send through a retort or better yet don't heat it.  That will ruin a pretty good day for anyone, especially in a garage or kitchen.
    MICHAEL STRAW
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    25 Jan 2016 08:40 AM
    If you have mercury mixed in with your gold and you don't know what you are doing take it to someone that does.Mercury is highly toxic and is nothing to experiment with!
    Brad Lamb
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    25 Jan 2016 09:19 AM
    You got it Miner Mikey!

    If your gold has silvery or white spots in it (and the spots are not quartz) you probably have some mercury on your gold. BE CAREFUL!
    LEE JOHNSON
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    26 Jun 2019 12:26 PM
    I was also wondering how to dry it too. I have a little now hope to have more soon.
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