Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
Like Tree31Likes

Thread: The "Gold Drum"

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2012
    SO CAL
    SDC2300, Gold Monster, Sierra Gold Trac, GB2, F19 and the Falcon
    857
    1174 times
    Prospecting

    The "Gold Drum"

    I saw this thing on You Tube, looks like a cement mixer that this guy "churched out" to reduce and separate dry placer. I kind like it, what do you guys think?
    Gold-drum likes this.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Indiana
    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
    5,434
    4074 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting






    Last edited by Goodyguy; Aug 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM.
    Gold-drum and davin like this.

  3. #3
    us
    Minning Tools: 12" Trommel, Royal Drywasher, Viper-Vac, Miller Table, Blue Bowl, Footprints, Google Earth, These Are Just Tools As You Still Have To Be On The Gold

    Sep 2012
    Arizona - Is there any other state worth visiting in the southwest?
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Nokta FORS Gold, Garrett ATX, Sun Ray Gold Pro Headphones, Royal Pick, Etc.
    2,030
    2176 times
    Prospecting
    I watched his other videos. Like on a trommel we use a back wash plate to keep the slurry from exiting out the front just as he has used on the gold drum. He has a 1 inch lip on the front edge of the outer basket and a trommel basket in the center. The only way he can get a clean out is to scoop the con out the front working around the center trommel basket. A better concept would be to have a door on the bottom back edge that can be opened to drain out the con. This could be a simple slide chute much like on the bottom of a hopper on a drywasher to adjust the flow.
    Last edited by AzViper; Aug 21, 2014 at 08:57 PM.
    Goodyguy, davin and Golden_Crab like this.
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  4. #4

    May 2012
    899
    511 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I think there was some concern about once the gold reaches the bottom and towards the back wall, the wall and material on top of it is going to drag it up and put it back on top of the material.

    I think he claims the center cleans itself as it fills up, but you could reverse helix the inner tub:


  5. #5
    Dry washing / metal detecting

    Sep 2013
    Las Vegas
    Whites and cheep bounty hunter
    352
    216 times
    Prospecting
    that's something as I am working on , I guess I'm a little late .

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Indiana
    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
    5,434
    4074 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It works similar to a spiral wheel only without the spirals.
    Aufisher likes this.

  7. #7
    Dry washing / metal detecting

    Sep 2013
    Las Vegas
    Whites and cheep bounty hunter
    352
    216 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Goodyguy View Post
    It works similar to a spiral wheel only without the spirals.
    I was basing mine off of a cement mixer drum .
    I think his would fit the bill better .

  8. #8
    us
    Minning Tools: 12" Trommel, Royal Drywasher, Viper-Vac, Miller Table, Blue Bowl, Footprints, Google Earth, These Are Just Tools As You Still Have To Be On The Gold

    Sep 2012
    Arizona - Is there any other state worth visiting in the southwest?
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Nokta FORS Gold, Garrett ATX, Sun Ray Gold Pro Headphones, Royal Pick, Etc.
    2,030
    2176 times
    Prospecting
    It's an interesting concept where improvements could be made in the design. Jair don't you already have a dry trommel that you feed a drywasher? The only comparison I see this gold drum to a spiral wheel is they both angle over the axis of the shaft and both rotate. Outside of that check out his updated project. You sure can't shovel dirt like this onto a spiral wheel.

    As David Wilson states in the video, "Just scoop it out and pan it" but you are dealing with half inch and smaller con. Anyone else notice the Arizona Plates. He has claims around Black Canyon City area.


    Gold-drum likes this.
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  9. #9
    us
    Minning Tools: 12" Trommel, Royal Drywasher, Viper-Vac, Miller Table, Blue Bowl, Footprints, Google Earth, These Are Just Tools As You Still Have To Be On The Gold

    Sep 2012
    Arizona - Is there any other state worth visiting in the southwest?
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Nokta FORS Gold, Garrett ATX, Sun Ray Gold Pro Headphones, Royal Pick, Etc.
    2,030
    2176 times
    Prospecting
    Look on Craigslist and buy yourself and old cement mixer and remove the cone and paddles inside and construct yourself a trommel cage of expanded metal or a piece of 16" pipe and start drill holes. Very simple concept.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mixer.jpg 
Views:	665 
Size:	63.3 KB 
ID:	1041565

    Craigslist special. Look to be the ideal mixer to build a gold drum from. Big and deep even after you remove the cone. Hell Tucson is full of used cement mixers, what does that tell you? The trades are struggling for work. Mixer of all sizes and price range.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mixer.jpg 
Views:	330 
Size:	47.5 KB 
ID:	1042227

    The more I look at this design the more I like it. After watching all the videos it cleans itself in both the trommel and the drum. With the 1 inch lip this should retain all the gold and if nuggets larger than 1/2 inch should stay at the bottom of the expanded metal basket. I would have to try this on a very small scale drum to see what happens to the fine gold if it gets carried off and over the 1 inch lip when running dry material. Running wet material I have no issues as I believe AU will remain in the drum.
    Last edited by AzViper; Aug 23, 2014 at 09:57 AM.
    Hard Prospector likes this.
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  10. #10
    us
    Minning Tools: 12" Trommel, Royal Drywasher, Viper-Vac, Miller Table, Blue Bowl, Footprints, Google Earth, These Are Just Tools As You Still Have To Be On The Gold

    Sep 2012
    Arizona - Is there any other state worth visiting in the southwest?
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Nokta FORS Gold, Garrett ATX, Sun Ray Gold Pro Headphones, Royal Pick, Etc.
    2,030
    2176 times
    Prospecting
    The second post by Goodyguy those gold drums are nothing more than cement mixers from Home Depot with the cone removed down to the rolled edge. Watch the video and then look at this link, Same gear box, same electrical box, same stand, etc.

    HOME DEPOT MIXER

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mixer11.jpg 
Views:	678 
Size:	43.6 KB 
ID:	1049211
    Gold-drum likes this.
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  11. #11
    us
    Aug 2012
    SO CAL
    SDC2300, Gold Monster, Sierra Gold Trac, GB2, F19 and the Falcon
    857
    1174 times
    Prospecting
    Viper, where do you suppose he came across those steel center baskets? At first I thought it was fabricated to fit but now I'm thinking he found them someplace and just bolted it into the center of the drum. It looks a lot like part of a commercially made fire ring.
    Last edited by Hard Prospector; Sep 06, 2014 at 06:13 PM. Reason: added

  12. #12
    us
    Minning Tools: 12" Trommel, Royal Drywasher, Viper-Vac, Miller Table, Blue Bowl, Footprints, Google Earth, These Are Just Tools As You Still Have To Be On The Gold

    Sep 2012
    Arizona - Is there any other state worth visiting in the southwest?
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Nokta FORS Gold, Garrett ATX, Sun Ray Gold Pro Headphones, Royal Pick, Etc.
    2,030
    2176 times
    Prospecting
    He fabricated that basket from expanded metal by rolling the metal in rollers then welding the back on. Really not hard to do. You could buy a NEW 30lb propane cylinder and do the same thing and just drill a series of holes as I did on my trommel. The cylinder already has a bottom with a ring that would weld to the inside bottom of the cement mixer. Just cut the top off to the proper length and you have a Gold Drum.
    .
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cylinder.jpg 
Views:	256 
Size:	78.9 KB 
ID:	1049480
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2012
    SO CAL
    SDC2300, Gold Monster, Sierra Gold Trac, GB2, F19 and the Falcon
    857
    1174 times
    Prospecting
    A cut-off 30 gal propane tank is a great idea, looks like I'm starting a new project. How far would you have the center classifier "extend" beyond the lip of the drum?

  14. #14
    us
    Keith

    Feb 2013
    Glendale
    Gold Bug Pro, Gold Buddy drywasher, Black Magic, Pro Gold recirc, Custom highbanker/2.5" dredge, Roadrunner Member
    876
    354 times
    Prospecting
    I have seen a few guys using these on the claims. I wasn't impressed at all. Seems really inefficient. All of the material just rolls around. I don't see how it could compete with my lil Gold Buddy drywasher. I honestly see the "gravity dump" vac sitting on a tripod over a drywasher being a more viable concept?
    Clay Diggins likes this.
    Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. Sigmund Freud

  15. #15
    us
    Aug 2012
    SO CAL
    SDC2300, Gold Monster, Sierra Gold Trac, GB2, F19 and the Falcon
    857
    1174 times
    Prospecting
    I want it mainly for breaking up and somewhat classifying those nasty hard iron crusted clay clods. I have no doubt a lot of fines and flake get tossed out of that thing but I think it captures the pickers well(you could always run the tailings through your drywasher to recapture any fines)

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 92
    Last Post: Dec 30, 2017, 11:56 AM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: Sep 08, 2011, 07:45 PM
  3. Slim pickins today...silver "Roosie", "Buff", "wheaties" and "Yikes"!
    By lorraine in forum Beach and Shallow Water
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Mar 15, 2011, 03:50 PM
  4. Saint-Gaudens 1914-S $20.00 gold coins "E Pluribus Unum" " Sold"
    By rodgerdodger in forum Treasure Related Stuff For Sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 03, 2010, 07:48 PM
  5. Replies: 16
    Last Post: Jun 25, 2007, 03:58 PM

Search tags for this page

drum gold classifier
,

gold drum

,

gold drum dry washer

,
gold drum prospecting
,

gold drum prospecting equipment

,
gold dry trommel
,
gold-drum
,
gold-drum prospecting equipment
,
gold-drum.com
,
the gold drum
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0