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Post  Wilf Haywood on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:58 pm


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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:28 am

Awww man!
So it looks like you were running a fines trommel off the end too???
I actually bought one of those 'end' trommels that I am 'gonna' put a bigger screen on it and use it as a sampling trommel...
Got the screens etc....
Got all the gear..
but the time.......
Good **** this mining for yella eh?
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Post  Wilf Haywood on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:37 am

the big trommel had a 3/4 screen after that had a boil box.. then a 1/8th screen on the 2nd trommel then sand pumped over the jigs.. then a nelson cosentrator.. to get the really fine stuff..

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Post  Wilf Haywood on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:21 pm


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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:37 pm

What era and whereabouts in the Palmer was that set up Wilf?
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Post  Wilf Haywood on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:55 pm

thats dog leg where ya cross over on that dam wall see the camp on the right that was all built by we us and co..that plant was on that hill..think ya go to the left of the hill now..

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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:16 pm

Ahhh yes ok!
The camp has fallen down now!
And yes you go around to the left of the plant site.
Where did all the rock go? I've never actually gone in there.
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Post  Wilf Haywood on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:11 pm

Gold Miner wrote:Ahhh yes ok!
The camp has fallen down now!
And yes you go around to the left of the plant site.
Where did all the rock go? I've never actually gone in there.
that in the passed was the way into the r 16 that whole dam wall is the rock from the workings ... that origially was just a big gully ..that dam is the actural dog leg creek..

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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:23 pm

The dam wall is still used as the access Wilf.
Remember the spillway used to be crap to cross? Well the Fitzies fixed that up really well but it has washed out a bit with the recent rain.
I thought maybe the oversize was in the wall, but its a little deceiving because where it started to erode, it looked like tailings??!
So you were mining below the dam wall down towards the mango trees??
What sort of yields were you getting in there?
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Post  Wilf Haywood on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:40 pm

we used to dump the rock mainly just over the side but tried ta put the bigger rocks over the spilway side and tried ta guide the water along the edge of the bank before it dropped into the creek ...but iv'e seen 3--4 feet of water going over the spillway and just rips it out..

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Post  Wilf Haywood on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:56 pm

there are 2 branches to dogleg the 1that crosses the main track past the mango'swe also mined that went up there on the south side of the main track in if the big tyers standing on the main road is still there ..thats where we went down the gold was mostly fine there we needed ta get at least 1..in 100..then we were only on about 500d

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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Gold Miner wrote:
So you were mining below the dam wall down towards the mango trees??
What sort of yields were you getting in there?
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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:59 pm

Cool!
Thanks Wilf!
Its great to talk to the blokes that were there years before!
Cheers!
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Rest In Peace Wilf

Post  BulletFinder on Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:53 pm

I'm sorry to inform all that Wilf passed away on March 10, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. So many stories left untold - from a man with so much "gold" and "trucking" experience. I'll miss you Wilf. My condolences to his family. Colin

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:03 pm

That is very sad to hear and send our sincere condolences to his family and friends

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Post  Digginerup on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:15 pm

It was very kind of Wilf to share his pictures and stories with us here, I personally enjoyed his posts, please convey my condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.

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Post  Gold Miner on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:45 pm

Thankyou Bulletfinder for informing me of this.
Wilf and I had some amazing and 'informing' email conversations!
It is indeed sad, when old timer miners pass away.....
But when you can actually say....."I knew him" or "I talked to him!" .............
Makes it more special eh???
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