So I'm a pre-med student-come-amateur gold digger. I have about 200lbs of highly laden gold ore. However, the internet is full of B.S. methods on the best way to get gold out of ore w/o precipitating other stuff that I know based on my own knowledge are bunk. I by no means to profess to be god of chemistry, but I get by well. That said, I will tell you what I have, and anyone who knows anything about metallurgy/gold refinement, feel free to give me any new info, stoicheometry, and chronological steps. If you actually know what you're talking about, please, enlighten me.
I want to be relatively environmentally safe, so no cyanide solutions, and no mercury please...
What I have: 98% pure sulfuric acid, 38% pure HCL, 98% pure nitric acid, 8 five gallon plastic buckets, 2 ten gallon plastic trash cans, funnels, coffee filters, distilled water, 90% isopropyl alcohol, pyrex dishes, hot plate, zinc, car battery charger (can obtain specific cathodes and anodes of whatever material needed), 200+ lbs of highly laden gold ore, blowtorch, clay furnace "crocks", granulated urea, sodium metabisulfate, respirator w/ level 4 hazmat suit, Czech level 3 chemical protective/gas mask circa 1994, rubber apron, full tool chest of hand and power tools, hydraulic vice, dremmel tool w/ carbide attachments.
In what order to I assemble things in order to get the purest gold out of solution. Is there anything else I need that'd make this easier? Please include step by step detailed directions on how one should do this safely while still accomplishing my goal. Thanks a bunch folks. If you have any other questions that would help you help me, feel free to ask. -Ty
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