I've panned for gold, but not in the traditional sense.
Some years back when I was in to collecting and sorting eScrap, I was given a bunch of procescors that I didn't recognise.
So, just to kill some time, I pyrolised a sample, crushed them in the pestle and mortar, and panned out the resultant dust.
I'm on phone right now so no pictures, but I did get colour in the pan, 👍
Edit, that was a nightmare lol. I only have a few of my photos from this period in a normal size for some reason, not sure why the other folder is
full of thumbnails. They were uploaded to ImageShack a good few years ago and it appears that they're gone now, so sorry for the small size of the
This is the material that I panned after pyrolisation and grinding,
This was the result after panning the first small part of the powder,
The next two are the results of processing the full test sample of 1lb IC's
This last one is a microscopic image I took of gold bonding wires exposed inside a snapped IC
Good luck on your adventure! Wish i could do the same, those stacks of PC's used to take up a lot of space lol 🙂
edit on 17/6/2019 by MerkabaTribeEntity because: Adding photos, on broken freaky laptop, will be back to tidy up on mobile,
edit on 17/6/2019 by MerkabaTribeEntity because: Got there in the end 👍