Gold harvesters commonly wonder the best way to collect more gold, especially as inflation is rising. Gold can be harvested using chemicals (aqua regia, HCl/bleach, etc.), electrolysis to collect gold from gold plated metals, panning for gold, or using a sluice. Gold is in everything, but typically in minute amounts, trust me I have test this and I get some gold out of everything that I have tested, but it’s not enough to make it worthwhile with the price of chemicals and how much I value my time. I’ve done quite a bit of research on best practices for collection of gold, particularly when done for the collection of gold from rocks or dirt. I prefer methods that are not harmful to the environment or me, relatively cheap, can be used over and over again, and which are more intelligent that the typical brute force methods which do work but aren’t getting the most bang for my buck. I have found that magnets have a very useful effect for collection of gold when using a sluice. First identified by Ken L. Wheeler who wrote the book on magnetism, when even magnet creators have no idea how magnets work. In Ken’s two videos he describes how magnets have two separate regions which can be used to our advantage to slow small gold dust down when in a sluice which allows the gold to drop into the riffles. Typically this gold dust gets swept away by the fast moving water, although these particles are small they add up and will greatly increase gold collection. The two regions of a magnet are the center, which have centripetal convergence, and the perimeter of the surface of the magnet which has centripetal divergence. The perimeter is the part which would cause gold movement to slow down (since it is diamagnetic and does not like magnetism), the center region actually causes gold to be attracted to it, which Ken demonstrates with a bismuth ball (very diamagnetic) which is attracted to the center of a large magnet. If strong magnet are used (N40-N45) at a 45degree angle to the sluice placed slightly before a riffle, it causes these fine gold particles to slow down and drop into the riffle. Ken shows a diagram with an array of magnets which allows for maximizing gold collection using both centripetal divergence and eddy currents. Watch the videos for more information. Thanks for reading!