May 16, 2008· I've been messing with dissolving pyrite and leaving gold for about 2 weeks now It seems as if panning alone is going to be my prefered method right now It takes a long time to dissolve the pyrite that was present and I was also concerned that I might have dissolved some gold into solution because the gold I as trying to seperate was very small
How to Separate Gold from Pyrite , “Upon the ordinary auriferous sulphide of iron, or arsenical pyrites, the solution of potassium cyanide acts readily, not by dissolving the sulphuret, but by attacking the gold upon its exposed edges, and eating its way into the cubes by a slow advance, dissolving out the gold ,
Gold is an element--gold There's only gold in it Pyrite--fool's gold--is a compound of iron and sulfur Gold has the chemical symbol Au, and it is heavier and softer than a lot of other metals
Proper gold panning will easily separate the two, as the small specks of pyrite will wash out of the pan while the denser gold particles will be retained The color is also a good indicator between the two While gold obviously has a golden color, pyrite generally has a brassy and shiny coloration
How do you separate gold from pyrite? , If you possess gold (or iron pyrite) ore, it should be immediately clear whether gold or iron pyrite is present You should be able to distinguish which .