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:D Welcome In guys :D
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Post by Jo418 » February 27th, 2007, 3:51 pm

Name : Jonathan Langevin
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Post by ME CO » March 23rd, 2007, 10:14 pm

Hi my name is Mark and thought I would introduce myself before I learn too much from yous smart folks. Been enjoying the posts and tutorials here. Anybody done any refining of placer gold? I had a good season last year, when I got home from the last trip I got a phone call that I had won 6 oz in a fundraiser.
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Working on some ideas- I like the urban approach you all seem to use but seems everybody is doing it- gold is gold wherever you can find it.
Anybody know about platinum- it is said that the black sands in my area contain plat. I sent a sample to an inet friend and he looked at it through his stereoscope and said I had plat in there. He said the black sand would easily crush but the plat looked like lil pieces of metal under the scope. Anyone know how I could find out for sure? I hear Plat is hard to work with but don't want to be throwing away a fortune in it neither as there is tons and tons of black sand.
Anyways I am here, Mark
I would like to add that I hope to be able to add to the community some insights and another perspective but right now I am full of questions. I did inherit an odd lot of chems from my mining buddy that passed a couple years ago but have only used a little of the nitric he had left.

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Post by AgAuPtRh » March 23rd, 2007, 10:52 pm

ME CO,

Are you in the Santa Cruz area?

Some info on working with black sands.

There is a lot of magnetic material in black sands that should first be removed with a magnet. Then grind your left over material as fine as you can. 400 mesh or better. Then roast it at about 500 degrees for about an hour to burn off some of the other impurities.

Then an acid treatment of aqua regia. Right here is where you can get in to trouble because of the possible palladium or rhodium or gold. You would want to drop any gold first with sodium meta bisufilte. Ammonium chloride for you platinum.

Before you take any time to start recovering and refining you should do some testing first. Just to see what you have and also to get used to working with the different chemicals. Do small batches of 10 or 20 grams to begin with.

Above all ME CO-----don't do anything with out proper safety

ventilation
gloves
goggles etc.

The gases produced by aqua regia and the other acids is incredibly dangerous.

You may even want to send a sample off to have an assay done.


If you are wanting to work the black sands near Santa Cruz--there is info online of geology reports about those deposits. They were used heavily in the early 1900s for pig iron to make sash weights for windows etc.

During the depression though--the beaches from Santa Cruz to San Francisco were mined for Gold and Platinum. Using sluice boxes lined with copper and mercury to recover the precious metals.

AgAuPtRh

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Post by Noxx » March 23rd, 2007, 10:58 pm

Welcome ME CO !
I hope you will find what you're looking for over here.

Maybe if you want I could create a new forum section for:
Precious metals recovering from sands ?
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Black sands

Post by ME CO » March 23rd, 2007, 11:02 pm

Thanks for the reply. No I'm not in CA- I'm in CO, the Arkansas River where I dredge is thick in black sands. I don't plan to do anything about Plat recovery till I learn some more and have room to do it- just wanted to toss that out there. Is there a chemical test for plat? I just won't be dumping any more out till I find out for sure.
Thanks again, Mark

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Post by Noxx » March 23rd, 2007, 11:25 pm

There is a precious metal testing solution really easy to make but you first need to have your metals dissolved to test it...
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Post by lazersteve » March 23rd, 2007, 11:34 pm

ME CO,

Here's a link :

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Thanks for the link

Post by ME CO » March 24th, 2007, 12:06 am

I think I'll waite till I have room to check out the Plat.
Noxx the forum is fine the way it is- I have othe places I go to talk placer recovery. I'm trying to get the ultimate recovery out of ME golddredge this year, every year gets better, this one should be the best possible haha. Going after gold so small its not good for nothin but melting together which is why I'm here. Got two weeks for the river first part of May- hope to do real well this time (make wages), maybe I will have something to show you all. Mark

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Post by Harold_V » March 24th, 2007, 12:27 am

ME CO wrote: Anybody done any refining of placer gold?
Yes, I have. Many, many ounces. Even some reclaimed with mercury. Is there anything I might be able to help you with?

Harold

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Post by ME CO » March 24th, 2007, 7:07 pm

Thanks Harold. I was just curious right now as most here are recycling- I'm in the collection phase right now- but now I know where to get answers when I have some questions. Thanks, Mark

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Post by ChucknC » March 24th, 2007, 9:24 pm

Hi Mark,
I'm another miner is the NC/SC region. I have also found Pt, but for me it would take a large operation to recover and process it. I have found a 1grain pellet of Pt, but the rest is evenly dispersed throughout the strata.

This site has some good ideas for recovery and recycling Au. I wonder if there is a method for reverse plating Pt? Most of the blacksands I work are nothing more than powdered pigiron from a pre-Revolution to 1916 foundry. If there is a method/solution that would reverse plate Pt and Au, it would work well for me.

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Post by Noxx » March 24th, 2007, 9:45 pm

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Post by darkelf2x1 » April 7th, 2007, 8:48 pm

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Post by Noxx » July 11th, 2007, 7:35 pm

Welcome Andrew. I have some experience refining karat gold. If you need any help, do not hesitate to post on the forum or to ask by PM.
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Post by wb1fvy » September 7th, 2007, 2:14 pm

Greetings Everyone,

My name is Jim, and been collecting and selling off E-Scrap locally for about 3 years now in Northeast Massacusetts.

I was shocked when I found this forum by a google search, as I have no knowledge of Chemistry and found this bounty of helpful info.

I had a long career in Medical Device Mfg, in Engineering support. That covered a lot of ground, but learning Engineering and Material specifications has been my reward.

I now work in law, but want to learn how I can refine my own gold from boards and other electronic components.

The Scrap Metal yards are NOT very generous.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work.

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Welcome Jim,

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Post by wb1fvy » September 7th, 2007, 2:49 pm

Hi and thanks Lazersteve!

Any info I find helpful regarding scrap electronics, I will be sure to post.

Now to get a copy of that "Bible".

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Post by orry » September 16th, 2007, 12:31 pm

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Post by Noxx » September 16th, 2007, 7:01 pm

Welcome Orry !
I play guitar too ;)

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telcom. circuit boards

Post by orry » September 16th, 2007, 8:20 pm

I have alot of telcom. curcuit boards. I have been just takeing the gold pins off to refine but I am kinda wondering is there more on them that I could extract. I even have some very high end fiberoptic boards I have a feeling there are alot of great metal including platinum. do you have any Idea how to find out or recover these metals. thanks I love this fourm
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Post by Noxx » September 17th, 2007, 6:53 am

Hmm... Refining circuit boards is not easy of what I've heard. But you better ask on the forum because I never tried to refine those.
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Post by orry » September 17th, 2007, 9:45 am

ok Thanks
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