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Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby gold fox » September 10th, 2011, 12:54 am

I bought some thio leach from goldmineworld to try on finely ground ore. Is there a precipitant other than T6 that can be used to drop the gold? I have searched the forum and don't find a clear cut answer to this.


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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby mic » September 10th, 2011, 10:14 am

Because T-6 is a "broad based" precipitant,you may find the smb would work better.T-6 will drop almost everything you have out of solution,vs. smb being more specific to gold.Of course you will need to test a small sample to make sure it will work.

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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby Joeforbes » September 10th, 2011, 1:14 pm

What is T-6?

Sorry I don't have an answer to your questions, I'm just very curious now lol.

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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby Palladium » September 10th, 2011, 3:02 pm

Joeforbes wrote:What is T-6?

Sorry I don't have an answer to your questions, I'm just very curious now lol.


Goldmine world renamed it to stop people from knowing what it really is.

The correct name is TR-6 and can be found here. http://www.waterspecialists.biz/html/precipitants.html
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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby mic » September 10th, 2011, 5:31 pm

Palladium wrote:The correct name is TR-6 and can be found here. http://www.waterspecialists.biz/html/precipitants.html

Well that certainly explains why they didn't want anyone to know.


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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby Joeforbes » September 11th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Boy am I happy I asked what T-6 is.

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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby Joeforbes » November 21st, 2012, 2:17 pm

I'd just like to add something to this thread.

I got some TR-6 along with the coagulant, and it works wonderfully.

I tested both on a saturated copper nitrate solution as well as AR waste that came from refining ceramic processors. In both cases, it reduced the material to a brown sludge at the bottom, and a very clear liquid.

It seems to drop metal from solution extremely well, though I haven't tested it with every metal.

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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby goldenchild » November 21st, 2012, 4:38 pm

JoeForbes,

Where did you get the TR-6?

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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby superten67 » November 22nd, 2012, 3:57 pm

so is the precipitant causic soda?i didnt quite understand the link.

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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby Palladium » November 22nd, 2012, 4:47 pm

Polythiocarbonate. I think this is the same thing. http://store.ecologixsystems.com/detail ... 0&nPID=226
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Re: Precipitating gold from Thio Leach

Postby Joeforbes » November 23rd, 2012, 12:17 pm

goldenchild wrote:JoeForbes,

Where did you get the TR-6?

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http://www.waterspecialists.biz/html/precipitants.html


Sorry, I knew I was forgetting something.

Its a mix of Polythiocarbonate and some sulfur based precipitant, but I don't know what it is. I asked for an MSDS and they keep telling me they will send it but never have. It does produce a very pronounced "rotten egg" smell.

It also needs a coagulant. I requested a sample and they sent me several different kinds to try out. They also sent other precipitants besides the TR-6, but I don't think they are made for mixed metal applications and don't work nearly as well.


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