Gold wave tables are efficient gold recovery devices
FAQ: What do you mean, cons?

FAQ: What do you mean, cons?

‘Cons’ is an abbreviation of ‘concentrates’. In metallurgy, practitioners tend to just use the abbreviation, ‘cons’. Everyone in the game understands what is meant, but here’s the explanation anyway. Just in case!

For example, you might use a Centrifugal Concentrator (known in some countries as an STLB) to perform the primary concentration. That is, to recover all the heavy minerals and gold out of the Run of Mine (ROM) ore feed.

This recovered material is referred to as the ‘concentrates’.

But to actually get ‘clean gold’, you have to then run the concentrates through another process (a secondary concentrator), such as running the cons over a Wave Table. By doing this, an upgraded fraction is recovered that is much smaller in mass, so it’s easier to deal with.

Gold can also be won from the cons by leaching the gold out, for example, using a CLS (Chemical Leaching System).

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FAQ: Getting samples into Australia
FAQ: More on sample sizes
FAQ: Recovering very fine gold from alluvial mining concentrate
FAQ: Settings for small samples
FAQ: Using the vacuum cleaner
FAQ: Water flow when using the wavetable
FAQ: What do you mean, cons?
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Kalgoorlie demo for Gold Wave Table
Mineral recovery methods
Recovering very fine gold
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Why the Micron Mill wave table is better

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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