Alluvial Gold Grade

Average alluvial river basin gold grade in Africa:

From my work experience in Africa is 1-5grams/tonne. These are averages and every river or bench will have hotspots or jackpots of high concentrations of gold from various aberrations of past rain events and the many obstructions contained within the river or created from these rain events which is constantly changing. Picture a 100 yr, 1000 yr, 10,000 yr, 50,000 yr, 100,000 yr or 500,000 yr rain event and what it does to boulders and gold at the same time? It’s quite astonishing the power of what water can do when it floods. This is over millions of years of earth time.

My simple #1 Africa gold rule:

Follow the panners and diggers, they don’t do back breaking labor with crude equipment all day long for low grades! They find the high grade alluvial gravels, seams and bench areas for themselves. You can work right alongside them, hire and teach them and even reprocess all their old washed tailings as they’ve already concentrated it for you which I have proved to them many times.

These tailings are full of gold they lost by crude ground sluicing:


Why grade is not that important (you make money either way), you can’t change it, just find it as nature left it. But live production capacity is very important as it can be increased to any level! See grade chart:

Gold Grade Chart & Gross Au (Gold) Sale:  (based on contained grade in raw material):

Au g/1 raw t                 Grams/Month                    Gross Au Sales/Month      

1/2 gram x 4000 t =    2000 grams    (2kg) x $35 =    $70,000 x 50% =$35,000

1 gram    x 4000 t =    4000 grams    (4kg) x $35 = $140,000 =            $70,000

2 gram    x 4000 t =    8000 grams    (8kg) x $35 = $280,000 =          $140,000

3 gram    x 4000 t = 12000 grams (12kg) x $35 =   $420,000 =          $210,000

4 gram    x 4000 t = 16000 grams (16kg) x $35 =   $560,000 =          $280,000

5 gram    x 4000 t = 20000 grams (20kg) x $35 =   $700,000 =          $350,000

*Note 1: Cash sale in Africa (Quality-96%): $35/gram (02.04.2016)

*Note 2:  Deduct another 50% from above chart for additional African human inefficiencies (lost time) of (funerals, marriages, sickness, weather…….etc to be conservative)

Based on this Gold production estimate:

1 dredge production is:    4 cubic meters/hour x 2.5 sg = 10 metric tonnes/hour

1-dredge: 10t/hr

2-dredge:  10

3-dredge:  10

4-dredge:  10

Total:        40t/hr x 200 hrs per month = 8000mt of processed raw river gravels

 Minus 50% Africa soil sg variations & machine production inefficiency: 4000mt

Total: Raw river material Run of 4 dredges per month is then 4000 metric tonnes


Ant Au plants: I compare my live production capacity plants/plans to ants. One ant does a small job and many ants do a big job. When one ant dies or gets sick the other ants keep working until replaced.

Therefore in my gold business plans I use small production machines (ants) run in multiples (parallel) of 1 to 4 machines per gold site location as 1 dredge does 10t/hr, 2 dredges do 20t/hr, 3 dredges do 30t/h and 4 dredges do 40t/hr and so forth.

To double this again you start a second crew at least 500 meters away to keep the hired labor from talking too much to each other. 

Rule #2:

Hire the panners & diggers where ever you work. They don’t want to continue working like this:

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Gold Master Africa quote:

“You have to see what other people don’t see and act on it! G.R.A.D.E: Great Returns; Ant Driven Earnings”


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