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    Question Suggestions - Opinions Please

    Hello All...

    I know of numerous locations in Nevada with large quantities of fine gold but no water. I've never used a dry washer and don't know if they are made large enough to process the quantity of classified material I would want to process.

    I'm looking at a Billy Goat truck loader:
    Billy Goat - Product Video
    Core Aerator, Debris Loader, Power Rake

    I'm thinking the Billy goat loader could suck in the classified materials and blow it thru 6" x 100' of corrugated pipe to retain the gold.
    Solid Corrugated Single Wall Drain Pipe, 6 in. x 100 ft. - 3152408 | Tractor Supply Company

    It could be blown thru the corrugated rolled up (up or down) (on edge or flat), straight, ect to find which layout works best.

    I could then use conventional means using water to process the cons at a location with water.

    I've thought of but never tried using the corrugated pipe to dredge. I think the corrugated would work with a dredge and dry!

    Your opinions? Thoughts?
    Research is more important than detector but Positive Thinking & The Laws of Attraction Rule!
    Think Gold get Gold! Think canslaw get canslaw and other garbage!

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    How much yardage how fast you want to run as not specified?? John

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    John, until I try it I won't know how much material? I want to process more than a conventional dry washer.

    The loader can do up to 3100 cfm (cubic feet of air per minute). Its pretty powerful & will suck a lot of classified material.

    What I'm wondering is if the corrugated pipe will do the job of riffles & capture the gold efficiently. I want to use 100' of 6" or 8" corrugated.
    Research is more important than detector but Positive Thinking & The Laws of Attraction Rule!
    Think Gold get Gold! Think canslaw get canslaw and other garbage!

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    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Arizona
    Bounty Hunter's, Whites TM 808, Whites GMT, Suction Dredges, Hand Dredges, Trommels, Gold Vacs, High Bankers, Fluid bed Gold Traps, Gold Pans, Sluices, Dry Washers, Miller Tables, Rp4 Shaker table etc
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    Here is the largest bellows drywasher I've seen
    Bet it raises quite a cloud of dust

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    Last edited by Goodyguy; Jun 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM.
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  5. #5
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    The property you want to work is also a predicating factor in your hunt. Desert areas are restricted to hp constraints,occupation,bonds etc stc stc. We at PESCO made quite a few gang bangers(3 standard sized drywashers with a common feed on a trailer) in days of old and definately doable as all smaller enginers in all,even the vibrating classifier. Hence mo' info is mandated to answer your question. In the desert air is king-and offset eliptical vibration is the answer-John
    Last edited by Hoser John; Jun 28, 2012 at 08:27 AM.

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    the material your wanting to suck up will completely destroy that machine in no time.plus if it works for awhile, that corregated plastic pipe would get plugged up and itll also be destroyed by the material.

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    Noy only will the material do as russau said it will also build up some powerful static electricity. I use to run a big commercial vac truck and saw the static blow apart 8" pvc pipe and once it shot off of some 6" corrigated drain pipe and knocked a guy out. Moving dry material through plastic at high velocity can be dangerous.

    Good Luck!

    B H Prospector

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    I've given up on that idea and will have to find something else to use.

    Thanks for the replies, info and advice.
    Research is more important than detector but Positive Thinking & The Laws of Attraction Rule!
    Think Gold get Gold! Think canslaw get canslaw and other garbage!

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    I'm looking at a Billy Goat truck loader:


    I'm thinking the Billy goat loader could be setup like a dredge by putting a Y at the discharge so the dirt/rocks would not have to pass thru the impeller. The force of the air being discharged would cause suction from the y. A dredge for dry land. 2000 to 5500 cfm depending on the model.

    The output would go to a vortex setup I have in my head that would be really hard to put into words.


    Your opinions? Thoughts?
    Last edited by nickmarch; Oct 02, 2012 at 07:56 PM.
    Research is more important than detector but Positive Thinking & The Laws of Attraction Rule!
    Think Gold get Gold! Think canslaw get canslaw and other garbage!

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    Hit this thread, I posted some stuff
    I want to make a vacuum fed drywasher

 

 

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