how to extract gold dust from sand? Answers
Apr 09, 20080183;32;The simple answer is gravity. Gold is more dense than the sand, so it will settle to the bottom for a pan first. Panning is a bit of an art. Yes, it's a difficult task, especially if the gold particles are small. If there were a better extraction method, we'd be pulling gold out of seawater, but it's not practical.