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Last Post 30 Aug 2019 01:44 PM by  KEVIN HOAGLAND
Questions about the Gold Cube
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Jeremy Kinnunen

28 Apr 2019 08:18 PM
    A couple of questions about the Gold Cube. I've been running Lake Superior sand through it. Is there a certain speed I should feed the Cube?
    Should I feed it fast to keep it feed or slower to let it run some of the sand off?

    How do you get the air bubbles out of the matting out in the field? I tried just using the pump and hose that came with it
    but it seems like it doesn't get the bubbles out. Should I water it longer?

    What's a good way to get the gold from the cons? The gold is small, would another piece of equipment help recover the
    gold out of the cons?

    Any info would be very helpful.
    Wayne Crowder

    28 Apr 2019 09:40 PM
    To your question about air bubbles, spray it with a very mild soap solution, kind of like the strength you would use for panning.

    11 Jun 2019 04:55 PM
    yes the bubbles have to be gone.
    you need to make sure when you get the cube you wash the mats with a brush and soap to remove the releasing agent and remove the bubbles.

    In the field spraying the mats like the other member explained works about he best with a bit of soapy water.

    a piece of equipment that is fun to use and removes the gold from the cons is a spiral wheel panning machine. I have one and it really takes the pain out of removing fine gold from cons. the ones with adjustable speed gives me the best control.

    when It gets down to the smallest stuff like -100 or -300 a miller table is the best in my opinion only. works for me. I have the one from Royal Manufacturing as I feel it was the best set up for the price and I love mine. works great and I clean up all the black sand each year I collect and am surprised at how much gold I would have left behind if I did not save the for the miller table later.

    the old fashion way always works but just takes some time, fist dry the black sand by placing in the sun in a large 14" gold pan or a chaffing dish and let it dry out completely, take a magnet and run it around and remove the dry black sand. the remaining material will be mostly gold and some non magnetics like Hematite, leverite -lol, micas and other stuff I cannot begin to identify. but at this point the gold will be the heaviest and place that dry material in a gold pan and pan it easily. or you can use a paint brush and take the dry material and separate it with the paint brush.

    anyway hope I helped out in some way and best of luck you to you. "Now go out there and get some gold!"
    Chris Starr

    29 Aug 2019 07:15 PM
    I’ve found running water over the mat while gently with a paint brush or soft bristled brush going with the water flow scrub the bubbles out then stack and repeat. I rarely have a dry socket after doing it in field or at home.

    I use the blue spiral wheel for all my cleanups it’s darn near perfect once you get the angle set. I also use a glass marble to keep the material from clumping if you’re in clay rich areas like I am.

    Hopefully this helps! Happy Hunting
    Gold Miner
    Gold Miner

    30 Aug 2019 01:44 PM
    All great answers.
    No bubbles no matter what.

    I was interviewing Mike a while back while we were prospecting Cape Disappointment, he made a comment about the running speed of material through the Cube. "If you can't see the matting, neither can the gold" Great line and something to put into practice with the Gold Cube.

    Your materiel dictates the feed rate, not the other way around. i have spots where I can make fast work of a 5gal bucket and others where it is almost painfully slow. None the less it is about recovering the gold.
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