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Post  24kt on Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:59 am

DIY Sluice box - show'n'tell - SLUICING FOR GOLD

Just curious what sluicing method people are using

1. Air sluice ( Dry Sluice )
2. DIY sluice ( show'n'tell ) Laughing
3. Commercial made sluice
4. recirculating sluice
5. recirculating Recovery Trommel
6. etc......

Sluicing has just become another method I would like to have a go at and searching for information on the world'wide'web ( WWW ) on peoples DIY Sluice equipment they have made is just giving me more ideas.

I'm trying to make it portable and compact and self stainable with recirculating water supply. A picture or two is worth a few thousand word essay LOL

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/design_plans/DIY_equipment.htm

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/basic_prospecting/Basic_placer.htm

http://ezinearticles.com/?Build-Your-Own-Homemade-Gold-Sluice-Box&id=584454

http://www.e-goldprospecting.com/html/gold_pinched_sluice_box.html

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/prospect/Cal_dredge_trip/home_made_3_stage.htm

http://www.mdpub.com/sluice/index.html

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/design_plans/DIY_rocker/Rocker_box.htm

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/design_plans/DIY_hand_sluice/hand_sluice.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0arnhU79Gvk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N18NTIUIjQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBb5Za196I&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCmqF32grSo&feature=related

http://www.blackcatmining.com/reference/sluiceboxuse.cfm

http://www.keeneengineering.com/pamphlets/howsluice.html


So if you have a sluicing experience Laughing share some of your ideas don't be shy.


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Some great ideas

Post  24kt on Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:41 am

Come'n guys and girls show'n'tell yours LOL Embarassed Very Happy

Gold Rocket Consentrator - http://rotapan.com/

The Trommel Build - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waeFYn1-GSM
Gold Rocket Concentrator Platinum Gold Prospecting Panning Rotapan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ovYJujiiuI&feature=player_embedded#!

Recovery Pump - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUN0OurquV4
Plans are available @ mygoldpanning com.

Also, new second generation gold pump being released by´╗┐ Oct.15

Faster , more portable and has a gold capture cartridge you simply empty out when you are done sucking gold out of cracks or deep recessed pockets.

Available at the same web address mygoldpanning com

mygoldpanning 3 months ago

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SUCKER PUMP - dam thing looks similar to toys at Sexyland LOL

Post  24kt on Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:28 am


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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:09 pm


The Green Machine

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:10 pm


in operation

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:11 pm



a crusher and sluice

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Awesome machine

Post  24kt on Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi Murachu, that is one awesome machine, how much tonne of product do u process in a hour with this setup?

Where do you use your huge machine for sluicing/dredging for gold ????

Do you use your own water supply as I can see in the picture your draing the water to ground !!!!

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:13 pm

units were on MRC's in Rushworth Vic -- the green machine could handle 2 men shoveling easily --so i would say 4-6 cubic meters a short day

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Post  24kt on Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:54 am

Hi

Is the green machine still in operation ?

I see a few three phase electric motors on the green machine ?

Fround this on the net " spud " listed it http://gpex.ca/smf/index.php?topic=2116.0

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Post  Nightjar on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:10 am

This one is very simple and very effective with fine gold. 25L water will last a few days. Mount the discharge container slightly higher and connect an overflow tube back to the rear container with the 12V bilge pump recirculating the water. Add rinse aid to the water.




Same principle with a gold wheel, both devices home made.



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Post  TheH0ward on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:24 am

im in the process of making something up. Well im going to give it a shot anyway! Will post any successful builds Smile cheers

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Post  Wombat on Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:23 am

24kr go to www.alluvialgprospectors.proboards.com they have designs and info on high bankers and such. You will have to join first and post a couple of comments to be able to get into the info page, but thats only a formality. Good lot of blokes on site that are more than happy to help you out.

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:15 am



24k this is what ya need -- this is a mini Banjo but they can be made to many sizes! I will try and get drawings for you Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:16 pm

hhhmm all the sketches for the banjos were on AGP M.S.N. site now i think the new admin at AGP have all the old sketches at Yahoo groups as pdf files ,i will keep looking as im sure i have them some where ,if not im sure Wombat would be able to access the file and post in here Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:21 pm

Or people can simply join the AGP group as well and see them for themselves Very Happy

These two groups have always been complimentary.

Cheers Goldsubaru Cool

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:24 pm

six of one and half a dozen of the other! Very Happy

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Post  eagle653 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:38 am

K24
in answer to your question is the machine still in operation? it could very well be with the new owner ! but Marachu aka Spud neglected to answer,
he has sold the G/M some years ago but is still bragging on about it. it would be interesting to know how much gold this monstrosity really yielded
as he has never shown on any forum that I am aware of, and there are quite a few, the gold he claimed he has found if any at all.
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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:38 pm

24kt wrote:Hi

Is the green machine still in operation ?

I see a few three phase electric motors on the green machine ?

Fround this on the net " spud " listed it http://gpex.ca/smf/index.php?topic=2116.0

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I have no idea if the machine is still being used and as you have seen from the linked post 24k you already know that i had sold the machine .

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Post  24kt on Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:33 am

Hi Guys

Some fine example of sluicing technology

Thanks

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:43 am

nightjar how heavy was that finishing wheel!!! Very Happy wow! how well did it clean the fine gold? cheers

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Post  Nightjar on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:24 am

Murachu,
Fabricated the gold wheel from a $20.00 scrap sheet of aluminium and the legs are 25mm RHS so the unit can be lifted by one easily.
I remove the legs when transporting for ease of packing.
10mm square rubber glued to face makes up the spiral. The whole face was then coated with a rubber solution I sponged from a belt splicer.
A windscreen wiper motor with a conveyor belt disc drives the wheel.
With rinse aid added to the water this wheel picks up mustard gold and deposits in a glass jar hanging behind the centre hole. Have to admit it is a sight to see seeing the gold move up the spiral defying gravity.
The small sluice underneath is a back up and gold is rarely found in here unless it is tiny specimens.
Another couple of photos;






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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:32 am

great pics Nightjar!! lol! i thought the wheel was made out of steel !!! I like the idea of the rubber spiral !! and the little plastic sluice reminds me of the first Banjo sluices i saw many years ago .Its a great media to cut and heat and do stuff with and very cheep! thanks again for the info Very Happy

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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:38 pm

G'day, Some great info and pics, thanks for the info and let it keep rolling on in. cheers

Well I ordered a banjo last week and it turned up today.



Just how am I meant to find gold with this confused



Sorry guys, couldn't resist, but hopefully soon I will be able to show you some pics of my gear.
I haven't quite decided which way I will go yet, but I'll keep reading from all you experienced prospectors.

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:59 pm

hey GoldstalkerGPX, once you learn how to play it you could sit in the street and hope people flip some gold coins at you. that's one way to find gold with it
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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:00 pm

cheers cheers cheers lol! lol! lol! lol! yep thats the one!!

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Post  24kt on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:23 am

stoppsy wrote:hey GoldstalkerGPX, once you learn how to play it you could sit in the street and hope people flip some gold coins at you. that's one way to find gold with it
cheers
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LOL stoppsy great idea and advice , maybe when the forum members decided to have a forum weekend away GoldstalkerGPX would have learned how to pluck those strings as good as this guy. GoldstalkerGPX you can be the entertainment around the camp fire for the group.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbNlqXHVyoM&playnext=1&list=PL9818D172630B50E3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-u-Ql6_Gm8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:13 pm

http://www.gold-net.com.au/archivemagazines/may02/59329034.html#3

24k Here is a link to one of the true prospectors of our time -- the knowledge he has given me and others over the past decade is immeasurable! i am very fortunate to call him my friend. The drawings are not great but they will get you there and believe me you will have great fun building and using the "Banjo" Very Happy If you need any advise please pm me Wink

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:55 pm

As you can see 24k the article does explain where JB got his ideas from and around any campfire ive been at with him he always explains where he got those ideas.

"I remembered my granddad talking about how they used bush Banjo's when working such spots, but they were very labor intensive and you very quickly became tired. I pondered this problem until I mentioned it to an uncle who said what you need my boy is a Wet- Jig. Now a Wet-Jigger was used in mining gravel and sand containing gold. My uncle told me you can make them quite portable, they can concentrate the gold far better than a sluice or cradle, and being well raised from the ground, I would have no problems with the tailings from the top hopper. A Wet-Jig is made by placing a hopper or box on top of a body box or sluice box, and legs that fit the apparatus see".

There have been many additions over the years such as a removable tray in the top section which allows you to check the progress of the gold being caught , this idea in its prototype stage was made by a good friend of JB's ,Johno and was further developed by their collaboration together.
There has been a lot of work done by others ,such as double trays and triple trays but these were in my opinion abject failures so 24k if you keep to the basics of this design which as JB says goes way back to the old timers you wont go wrong .
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Post  OldMogo on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:02 pm

Hmmm I don't have much to say nowadays and rarely post in any forums but felt I might put in my two penneth worth here.
Why doesn't "James101" come and tell everyone himself. Or does he just leave everything to his puppets Spud??

I'm sorry but the last couple of times I saw one of his "banjo's" apart from a longer slick plate under the grizzly and catch tray/boil box they were just Highbankers. After all those changes over the years, half pipes, Hexagons, raised slick plates, matting that one week was the greatest new improvement and the next found to catch bugger all, so back to the round hole rubber mats which when one thinks are not any different to the oldtimers sluices with the 1" holes drilled into the timber base board. The "banjo" went right back to a standard shape like any other commercially available unit

Yes they work well, but certainly not anything unique or new in design.

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