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Ultrasonic Clay Separator Device and Manuscript

This published manuscript describes an efficient method for high-volume heavy mineral separation from clay-rich rocks using an ultrasonic probe. The ultrasonic clay separator (UCS) is an easily constructed device that allows for the recovery of high density minerals, as small as 10 microns, with a minimum of sample preparation. Recovery of heavy minerals from clay-rich material with the UCS is approximately twice that of gravity settling and decanting.