Gold wave tables are efficient gold recovery devices
FAQ: Using the vacuum cleaner

FAQ: Using the vacuum cleaner


I find using the vacuum cleaner to remove the gold is fraught with difficulties, and I would like to remove the gold and associated heavies from the “sump” at the top of the table. Is the best way to achieve this using a small, rapid stroke, and fine tuning the elevation of the deck?


Using the vacuum cleaner it should not be difficult. It comes down to fine adjustments. Basically, the table tilt has to be slightly lowered/reduced. Best to do this 12mm at a time and let the table settle/run for a minute to reach equilibrium again. The WT/M8 speed is fixed. So you will need to adjust the cons water spray to the right flow… well as add a steel bar counterweight to the eccentric, should you load the deck up, so that tailings are created.

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About Ian

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).

BE Mining (Hons I),

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