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The Gold Magic Spiral Gold Recovery System will allow you to work more material faster and recover more gold than ever before! This machine will work dry to highly concentrate material, and it will work wet in a tub to separate black sand and gold. And it can work right down in a stream to process material so you take home clean gold.
A comprehensive Owners Manual (with tips on how and where to find gold), a warranty card covering 1 year manufacturer's warranty, and how-to DVD is shipped with every Gold Magic so you will be set up and ready to run wet or dry in minutes!
The motor has a permanently lubricated, sealed gear case. The Gold Magic has a built in 110 volt AC/12volt DC charger inside the control box. Your battery should be fully charged when you receive it. The charger will recharge the battery in about 10 hours. There is a built-in control to prevent overcharge.
The patented removable gold concentration cup allows you to pour your gold directly from the pan into your vial.
The 17-inch Gold Magic® pan is computer designed for maximum gold recovery. As the wheel turns and you deposit material into the wheel, some of that material will immediately move up the wheel into the concentration cup. As gold and other more dense material arrives at the concentration cup, it replaces less dense material in the cup so that the center cup is continually filling with the most dense material in the pan. This process starts as soon as you introduce material into the pan and is complete within a matter of minutes. There are 69 agitator knobs, (1B), in the primary processing area of the Gold Magic pan. These agitator knobs move through the material in rapid succession causing it to mix and tumble, all designed to quickly get the gold into area (1-C). The larger, low density materials will be expelled from the pan while the heavier, smaller materials (black sand, gold, platinum, and gemstones) will be carried up the spiral riffle into the removable concentration cup.
This is the primary classification area - all materials, sand, gravel, etc. (wet or dry) is shoveled into this area. Large size and most low specific gravity materials roll out of the pan as it rotates. Heavy weight materials (gold) sink to the lowest point at the joining of riffle and the pan (1-C) and commence rotating toward areas (2,3,4).
This is the riffle transition and large nugget recovery area. Nuggets too large to spiral up the riffle in area (3) into concentrate cup (4) will remain in area (2) until visually sighted and removed.
This is the secondary classification area. The heavy material, (high specific gravity) like gold, platinum, flour gold and black sand, will continue to travel at the low point where the riffle joins the pan (1-C), to area (4). Most light (low specific gravity) material falls from the riffle in area (3) and it’s ultimately ejected from the pan.
Final classification area. Here you immediately see the results. The gold settles in the removable cup (4). As it continues to tumble wet, it is "cleaned up" with a gentle splash of water and is ready for removal. Dry gold concentrate is removed from here for final wet cleanup.
The old adage that "Gold is where you find it" is not necessarily true. Prospecting in the better known gold bearing regions will immediately improve your chances of finding gold. Gold is where others have found it and you have come up with a better method of recovering gold. That better method is your Gold Magic®.
Your Gold Magic® spiral recovery system is light weight and folds to a small size for easy storage.
Always keep your Gold Magic® with you while traveling in your car, RV, boat or airplane, for opportunities come when you least expect them.
Rivers and Streams become natural collectors of gold, making it a little easier for the average prospector. Gold moves and collects primarily during flood stage. The high fast waters cut away at the banks of the river and carry the gold into the mainstream. Gold being seven times heavier than most other materials will tumble along the bottom of the river and easily come to rest when the current slows along the inside bend of the river or hits a major obstacle such as a boulder.
During the summer months the water in many lakes recedes making the lake shores easily accessible. While exploring the shoreline, look for streams that may still be flowing and dry washes that may only flow during heavier rains or spring run off.
Prospect thoroughly where the stream enters the lake. If you find any color at the mouth of a stream or dry wash, chances are there is more gold further up the stream. Here is where the wet and dry capabilities of your Gold Magic® shows its value. You can work wet in the lake or streams and in a few minutes work dry without changing equipment.
With your Gold Magic® working dry, you likely have your first opportunity to effectively prospect in the totally dry desert regions.
Even though these areas are dry most of the time they do quite often receive torrents of rain which cause flash floods, developing into rapid rivers which easily erodes the soil along the river banks. When these rivers recede, the dry river bed is commonly referred to as a "dry wash". Looking for gold in a dry wash is a lot like looking for gold in a river except you have better access to all areas of the dry wash.
Look for bedrock and crevices in the bedrock. Remember gold only moves during flood stages and tumbles along the bottom because of its weight. In doing so the gold will lodge on or in cracks of the bedrock.
Also look for large boulders that may be firmly anchored in the wash. When the flow of water is disrupted around the boulder, the gold will settle at this spot. A common practice is to place a cargo strap around a boulder and roll it over with the use of a come-along or winch on a 4X4 vehicle. Once the boulder has been moved you can process the material that was around and under the rock. If you can't move a particular rock, be sure to get at the material around its edges. A dry wash may have 10'-20' high sidewalls. Explore these walls for veins of black sand and crevices where gold may have lodged. WARNING: Always use caution when moving large rocks or boulders.
Culverts under roadways are a natural trap for gold. The corrugation of the galvanized sheet metal causes a slight turbulence which causes the gold to settle. Process the material collected in the first 3-4 feet of the culvert opening. A plastic gutter scoop which will contour to the shape of the corrugation works well for removing material.
Also check the area to the right, left and below the entry of the culvert. A wide flow will strike the culvert abutments and cause the gold to drop at the mouth.
Ground hogs, in search of food and establishing habitat, dig large caverns as deep as six feet below the surface. The materials they dig up will appear as large mounds on the surface, often with a ground hog perched on his hind legs nearby.
These ground hogs are little gold miners; process what they have piled up. If you find some gold, keep processing until you're done then cave in the hole. The next time you are by, there will likely be a entirely new mound to process.
It is common knowledge that the largest strike ever discovered was the Comstock Lode and it was a result of ground hogs digging.
Our early prospectors and miners did not do a very thorough job of recovering gold. In addition when a big strike was made, the general belief was that there was no end to the amount of gold available. These factors contributed to a great amount of gold remaining in mine tailings.
You probably already know where there is an abandoned mine. You can recognize them by the tailings lying on the hillside. You can check with the Bureau of Land Management or Bureau of Mines for more information regarding mines. WARNING: Mine shafts are dangerous! Stay away from any openings.
These tailings can be processed wet or dry just as you find them. If you find a good producer you may want re-establish the claim.
Recovering Gem Stones Using your Gold Magic® Spiral recovery system, you can recover your heavier gem stones (sapphires, rubies, garnets, emeralds, diamonds).
To recover gem stones, set up your Gold Magic® following the instructions for wet separation of black sand and gold. But tilt your pan to a 30 degree angle. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes before you start to see the gem stones moving up into your center cup. Do not rinse the center cup, as you do to recover gold, this will wash the stones out of the cup. When your cup is full, stop the machine and remove the center cup. Have a dark colored plate or tray available. Pour the contents of the center cup into the tray. Your gem stones will sparkle and you can pick them up with your fingers or with tweezers. Pour your concentrates from your tray into a small container. Continue working your material. When you are all finished run your concentrates again. Be sure you watch your center cup. Usually when you are working material for gem stones you will also find a little gold. If you see gold, rinse your center cup and recover your gold.