Gold Hunter Test Kit
Gold Hunter Test Kit
I want to tell you something "There's gold in them hills!"
out the hard way is now all in the past.
is how it works:
Due to a special space
age technology and some extensive lab experiments, we've successfully
developed a very inexpensive and simple field test to determine if there
is gold present.
"The Gold Hunter"
kit that you now have can perform up to 50 field tests for about a buck
a test. One very important advantage with this field test is that you
can inexpensively perform several tests on an ore zone and get a rough
estimate of the size of the gold bearing zone. A second advantage is that
you can perform a field test right at the ore zone and determine if gold
is present in about 30 minutes or less. THEN, if the situation calls for
it, you can send a sample for a fire assay.
Follow the directions
carefully and handle the liquids with caution. The test liquids are not
dangerous or toxic but use the same cautions that you would with ordinary
household products. As with all non-consumable products, do not to swallow
or get any of the liquids in your eyes.
What's in the Gold Hunter test kit?Two 1oz leach solution KD-1
One 1 oz Indicator solution KD-3
Two empty mixer bottles
Two pipette sucker extraction tube
One zip lock bag with high grade ore sample
Two 1 dram glass test bottles
Five small zip lock bags for your ore test samples
Two drip top lids for your KD samples
REMEMBER: many major mining companies are looking for large low grade disseminated ore zones, and they will pay well for these discoveries. Sometimes the gold will be in an ore zone but in only part of the ore yet the ore zone may look the same color across the whole zone. So you may need to make two or three tests.
Gold Hunter Test Kit
Gold Hunter Test Kit
**********IMPORTANT NOTICE **********
Hazard or health concerns on our KD solutions. KD-1 does contain a diluted acid mix in the solution. Wash hands and keep off clothing. Be careful as if you were handling laundry bleach. KD-3 needs to be handled in a similar manner as KD-1. Wash hands and keep off of clothing. If you have sensitive skin wear gloves during the testing process. All products are nonflammable. Or as listed on all labels…
CAUTION: Keep out of reach of children. Wear gloves. If swallowed call physician immediately.
Bottom line… you have more hazards under your kitchen sink!
STEP 1: The first step with your new kit is to do a sample test. Just put a good pinch of crushed ore or black sand fines or concentrated in the test bottle and cover with the KD-1 solution. You should use twice the volume of KD-1 as the amount of ore. If you have 1/4 inch of ore then you should cover it with about 1/2 inch of leach solution for a total of about 3/4 inch of volume in the bottle. The ore will absorb a bit of he leach, which is ok, accuracy is not critical at this point. Let the leach work for about 1 hour. The leach should start changing to a yellow color. The color may or may not indicate gold, as iron and other materials will also turn the leach different colors. Step three will tell if there is gold present in your ore. Do not rush your test as it make take 2 to 3 hours before the leach is dissolved the gold in the ore. We recommended that you do a spot test each hour for up to your hours. Sometime the complex ores can take longer for the ore to dissolve. If you do not get an indication after 4 hours you probably do not have enough gold present to activate the KD-3. This test has been designed as a field-test for the amateur and professional to determine if there is a "Payday" amount of gold present. There may be a small amount of micron gold in the ore that could be of interest to a large mining company but may not show positive with this test, so if you think that you may be the case then we your recommended that you take your sample for a professional "Fire" or "AA" Assay to get an accurate determination of the amount of gold present. If you do get a "positive" indication on the spot test after four hours then there probably is not enough gold present to be profitable to try and recover. Remember that this is a field test only and if you are unsure of your results then we recommend that you read the "Advanced Test" section.
STEP 2: After an hour, take the sucker tube (item #5) and pinch the top of the tube and suck up a small amount of the KD-1 solution being careful not to disturb the leach solution or you will have to wait for it to settle back down a bit. Place a drop on a piece of tissue paper or paper towel.
STEP #3: Now take the KD-3 solution and add a drop to the leach spot on the tissue paper. If there is gold present the spot will immediately turn dark purple to almost black, this positive reaction tells you the there is gold present.
Although the initial spot is very dark it will turn to a purple to a rose color as the tissue dries, especially around the edges of the spot. Usually the darker the purple the richer the ore. If it doesn't change color or you see no purple color then you have no gold present or not enough gold present to be profitable to recover with this system. If you get a brown or dark brown color then that is probably iron, or one of the other lesser metals. If you get a green leach color and a blue spot then you probably have copper. You may see a hint of purple as gold is usually present with copper but there is probably not enough fold to recover. It is the "purple" to lavender color that you are looking for. The blackish purple with the rose colored edges is unmistakable and the color will form immediately as the two solutions mix. If it s dark purple like dark grape juice then you probably have found your high grade gold. Once you have a positive indication then we highly recommend that you go directly to the recovery test process to determine the amount of gold present and how to recover it from solution.
Recovery Process: "Solvent Extraction"
Once you have determined that you have gold then the next step is to process the ore or your concentrates to recover the gold out of solution.
STEP #1: Take some crushed ore and put in a small glass beaker, (do not use plastic), for the first sample we recommend that you use a small sample of approximately one to two ounces of ore. Again cover the ore with KD-1 leach to about twice the amount of leach to ore. Stir the solution about once an hour and let the solution work for approximately 4 hours. The color of the solution should be a nice yellow. You can allow the leach to work for 24 hours if you like but normally the gold has been dissolved in 4 to 6 hours. At this point do a tissue spot test with a drop of the leach and a drop of the KD-3. If you get a nice dark purple reaction then drain the leach form the ore into a clean beaker. Add approximately 5 drops of KD-3 per oz. of leach. Let set for approzimatley 1 hour. If here is good gold in the sample you will see some brown precipitant in the bottom of the beaker or glass and there should be a "gob" of reddish brown looking material either floating on top of the leach or in the bottom. Add one additional drop of KD-3 and if there is no reaction then the solvent extraction process has been completed and all the gold has precipitated out. Now drain off the leach. You can just pour it off and then use the siphon tube to draw off the remainder of the leach. Next fill the glass up with water to wash the "gob" and any brown powder that may be in the bottom of the glass. Drain the water and cover the precipitant and gob in the glass with some Muriatic (HCL) acid. this will remove any excess iron and other contaminating lesser material. Let the solution set for 15 minutes and the pour off the excess acid and wash a second time with water. You can pour the water through a coffee filter or just let dry . Take out the "gob" and press with a knife blade or a hard white surface such as a piece of paper, it should turn to a perfect gold color - as it will actually be metallic gold. Save the brown powder as this also could have some gold present. Once you have metallic gold you can sell it. You can now gear up for any production size to recover your gold.
You have enough KD-3 to last for months; it should have a shelf life of at least a year if not longer. The KD-1 may start to flatten after about 90 days but can be regenerated with the addition of a small amount of Nitric Acid.