The standard configuration of the skid mounted Merrill-Crowe Plant uses canister pre-coat type filters for clarifying and precipitation filters. Plate and frame filters are available for clarifiers or precipitation filter, as an option. This plant is designed to process clean (<50 ppm TSS), precious metal (PM) bearing cyanide solution. It includes 2 canister type clarifier filters (1 in use/1 standby), a vacuum deaeration vessel complete with packing and spray nozzle, a zinc screw feeder and a zinc precipitation injection system with a progressive cavity VFD controlled pump. All major solution/slurry pumps are air-driven double diaphragm pumps that require compressed air with a minimum pressure of 65 psi (compressor not included). A rotary vane vacuum pump with a VFD pulls the required vacuum on the deaeration tower to reduce dissolved oxygen levels to below 1 ppm in solution prior to zinc addition. The system comes with one (1) diatomaceous earth mix tank and pump for clarifier and filter precoat.
Alternatively, the plants can be provided with multiple filter presses sized to meet the need of the plant, whether for clarifier duty (when solution contains high TSS) or for zinc precipitate filtration. A lead salt addition system is also available as an option. Finally, if automation is important, all major solution/slurry pumps can be controlled by flowmeters and level sensors in the deaeration vessel and pressure sensors on the zinc precipitate filters that provide feedback to the pump VFDs. This includes the clarifier feed pump and the zinc filtration feed pump.
Sepor, Inc. began business in 1953 with the introduction of the Sepor Microsplitter , a Jones-type Riffle splitter, developed by geologist Oreste Ernie Alessio for his own use in the lab. Sepor grew over the next several decades to offer a complete line of mineral analysis tools, as well as pilot plant equipment for scaled operations.
911MPE hassmall gold mining equipment for sale andmore specifically mineral processing equipment. Our equipment is best used in small scale extractive metallurgyoperations operated by small miners or hobbyist prospectors and mining fanatics. 911MPE offers gold mining equipment as well as processing equipment applicable to most any base metals: copper, lead, zinc, nickel, tin, tungsten and more. For the relatively small size of equipment offered, sample preparation and metallurgical laboratories can economically buy good alternatives to the usually unaffordable equipment for sale in the classic market place.
911MPE has for target market what mining professionals consider the pilot-plant scale mining operation or artisanal mining operations with a focus around under 500TPD. Metals you can extract include: gold, silver or other of the precious group as well as the classic base metals; copper, lead, zinc, nickel, molybdenum. Much of our ultra-small scale equipment allows you to process from just a few kilo (pounds) per day and work on your passion for a small budget.
You can buy from us mineral processing equipment starting from crushing, grinding, classification, dredging, gravity separation, flotation, pumps, water treatment and smelting. A line of ovens, furnaces and laboratory equipment is also available.
Making a complete list of gold mining equipment starts with defining the type of gold mining you are doing and the budget you have at your disposal. The type of mining relates to hard rock,eluvial, or placer; alluvial deposits. The capital budget you have to invest in buying your equipment with dictate the scale at which you want to mine and influence the long-term operating costs of your mining operation.
Since most of the information online provides lists of gold mining equipment for amateur level mining with equipment like: gold pans, metal detectors, mini sluice box, blue bowl, geologist rock pick, soil scoop, hand screens/classifiers. The items listed just now fall closer to gold prospecting tools and equipment than actual mining.
I will present here what I consider are major equipment lists for 3 types of mining operations. Remember now, a metallurgist is writing. This will not be flawless and since my speciality is process equipment, that is mostly what will be discussed.
Some amateur level gold prospecting equipment such as metal detectors are often classified as mining equipment by small miners/prospectors operating as a hobby. These items include but are not limited to: