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FAQ: More on sample sizes

FAQ: More on sample sizes


G’day Ian, thank you for the effort to reply with these details. The sample is not a problem, but getting it allowed to enter Aussie is a big problem. What is the minimum / practical mass of sample required to provide a basic test on the WT?


A 20 litre bucket full is a normal sample size, as it produces tailings, so three table products (Cons, tails, table residue) as well as actually showing some visible gold in the cons, if the sample contains gold. A 20 L bucket is approx 40kgs of sample….so approx 25th of a tonne. One should actually see some gold specs.

A 10 litre bucket full is enough to produce some tailings, but will have less visible gold in the cons, for the same grade. So 19 kgs is ok…..and can be sent through normal post.

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Ian is the Australian agent for Action Mining, manufacturers of the innovative Micron Mill Wave Table. He also conducts wet gravity recovery tests and related metallurgical lab work such as fine milling of ores and size classification, and supplies new and used mining, mineral processing, construction and laboratory equipment.

Ian is also a JP (Justice of the Peace).

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