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Post  davsgold Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:38 pm

I've been crushing some quartz and retorting and melting the results.  This is the result from one coffee can of quartz, and just five more cans to go.

Some in the pan after crushing, there was plenty more pans though
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This is the first lot after the retort process
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The result after melting the first lot from the retort
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Post  moredeep Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:43 pm

well done Dave, that would certainly put a smile on your face.
keep on crush'n cheers


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Post  Kon61gold Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:17 pm

Good on yas & nice to see Dave. cheers The way things are looking now between states, you're better off staying up there where you are, for as long as you can. Shocked Laughing

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Post  joe82 Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:30 am

good work mate Very Happy

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Post  davsgold Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:27 pm

I crushed another couple of rocks this morning and panned it down a bit. I like the look of it Very Happy

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Post  davsgold Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:55 pm

I've been busy crushing more rocks, and running the crushings through a Gold Cube, it works very well

tried some wet and some dry dry works well and easier to sprinkle on the slick tray
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this is the first mat tray
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this is what the result is after washing the mats down from the gold cube
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Post  Scrubby Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:02 pm

G`day Dave, Where did ya say ya got that quartz from mate, matey, mate, mate .??

P.S. i wont tell anyone Dave , promise mate.

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Post  davsgold Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:12 pm

Scrubby wrote:G`day Dave,  Where did ya say ya got that quartz from mate, matey, mate, mate .??

P.S. i wont tell anyone Dave , promise mate.

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WA mate, mate, brought it home so I'd have something to do. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy and well it's working. Very Happy

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Post  joe82 Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:08 am

good rocks indeed mate well done Very Happy

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Post  davsgold Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:25 pm

done another lot through the retort and this is the result

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so after adding the first lot the this lot have ended up with this now

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there is some more to crush yet, but I have done the best of it now

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Post  akko Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:55 pm

There you go Scrubby, you have been around WA a bit. So give us a bell when you narrow it down.

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Post  moredeep Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:45 pm

very nice indeed Q15


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Post  davsgold Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:41 pm

bit more crushing of rocks and added to the 57g bar from the other day to take it upto almost 65 grams

this is the furnace in action
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it looks very very hot in there
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64.96gram bar, so the first two were remelted into the end result
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Post  AnnieL Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:44 pm

Dave, now you’re really making us jealous 🤣 Well done.
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Post  davsgold Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:04 pm

AnnieL wrote:Dave, now you’re really making us jealous 🤣 Well done.

G'day Annie, hope all is going well for you.

And yes I'm sure glad I made room enough to bring these rock back home. Very Happy

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Post  kiwijw Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:37 am

Hi there Dave, Nice results there mate. T06  Well done. Bringing those rocks "home" sure paid off. I honestly cant imagine you would have left them behind if they were giving you a signal. Very Happy

Best of luck out there.


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