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mine that has 40% silver and 50% gold how do i separate it in the separater Answered

my mine has 40% silver and as it come out of the gold separater how can i recover the silver

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bwrussell
bwrussell

8 years ago

Talk to a professional. I don't think gold and silver mining is something that many people have direct experience with any more. Also, out of curiosity what is the other 10%?

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gold dust
gold dust

Answer 8 years ago

its 40% silver and 60% gold sorry my mistake

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Re-design
Re-design

8 years ago

Take them both to your smelter and let them do the separation.

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gold dust
gold dust

Answer 8 years ago

never done gold and silversilver melts first how do you get the mix separates

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 8 years ago

If the amounts are significant then a commercial concern will be willing to contract the work for you.

The process uses chemical extraction to remove the silver and then precipitate the gold out - Its messy, highly toxic and dangerous.

How do you know the minerals are in these %? have you had the ore assayed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_parting

I am not too impressed with your research so far as the link above is the first one from a Google search. As you can see it is complicated - If your looking for a dirt cheap and simple way to do this there isn't one.

Then again any significant levels of gold may make commercial exploitation worth while.

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gold dust
gold dust

Answer 8 years ago

have a 43-101 that tells me this

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 8 years ago

Assayed then

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Instrument_43-101

My other comments still apply.

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quatch
quatch

Answer 8 years ago

Efficiently? No clue. But chemically, you can dissolve the silver in acid, scoop out the gold, then precipitate the silver.

eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_fortis