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Reviews On Vortex Dream Mat

Vortex Dream Mat  

  1. 1. Is it any good

    • Does it work and at what angles and type of GOLD
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Has anyone used the Vortex Dream Mat.

What angles work for you and how does it seem to recover the GOLD.

This is a new Mat here in Australia and there is not much info here on how to use it such as angles or flow rates.

The GOLD we find is micro gold here and am thinking about trying it as the normal sluice seems to lose most of the gold.

Any help would be great thank you.

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Can't help you at all with Vortex Dream Mat but can with recovery to 300 mesh free milling non sulfide.   Spent almost 4 decades on this and still at it.  The matting I'm using now is the black Vortex material and similar products like Martin found on Ebay.  The trick is classification.  For this matting 30 mesh is as large as you should go to recover properly.  20 mesh will hang and stick in matting slots rather tightly and ultra fines will simply slide over occupied space and its gone.  If you have larger gold in your mix, run it by itself another way.  Its worth the hassle. Pitch of 1' per foot still works but never feed material so fast you loose sight of mat or its gone again.  Water flow is more a call based on my last sentence.  I frequently check all waste on my 8 ft shaker table that I pulled off 300 mesh for years and if you are even close to doing it right you will be impressed.  I've added the light Keene sluice screen to some of my tests and the gold will deposit in the mat differently.  Yield is the same. Otherwise I never use a riffle system for that fine of gold.  If I can get it to lay down I give it nothing to bring it up.  Micro gold recovery is just different from what most people do or want. Getting it in a vial super clean is unique too but not a big deal.  Hope that helps some.

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