Wilfley table

noun
Wil·​fley table | \ ˈwilflē- \

Definition of Wilfley table

: a sand table that separates heavy mineral particles from lighter gangue by means of longitudinal riffles impeding the downward flow and a horizontal reciprocating motion carrying the heavy particles off the end of the table — compare shaking table

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History and Etymology for Wilfley table

after Wilfley, its inventor

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“Wilfley table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wilfley%20table. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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