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    Amazon Flour Gold

    Figured I'd share my recent find as everyone here has been more than generous with advice and pointers. Been running a homemade 7ft highbanker with a combo of Doc's Gold Hog mats (thanks Doc, gonna order some of them of them new mats soon), and a Gold cube to con it down, in the Amazon, mainly working tailings dumps from some of the medium size operations. We (I, my buddies were beat just setting everything up)moved 2 cubic meters (400 shovel fulls not all heaping) of tailings in one after another by shovel, and Im pretty happy with the results, not so much with my tan. .50 grams from cons screened to 1/8th, and I havent even tried to separate the flour gold, theres too much and Im not that good of a panner, plus I want to keep my eyesight. Maybe a recommendation? Thanks all for the advice...

    Massive Tailing dumps and our rickety on the fly highbanker
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    So small it makes my eyes hurt
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    Seems to be rubies? Lots of them...
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    Next trip Im gonna look at getting a monitor or some type of feed system set up to eliminate the shoveling and keep a constant flow into the header box...

  2. #2
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    Thanks for sharing! keep up the posts
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by aescal View Post
    Figured I'd share my recent find as everyone here has been more than generous with advice and pointers. Been running a homemade 7ft highbanker with a combo of Doc's Gold Hog mats (thanks Doc, gonna order some of them of them new mats soon), and a Gold cube to con it down, in the Amazon, mainly working tailings dumps from some of the medium size operations. We (I, my buddies were beat just setting everything up)moved 2 cubic meters (400 shovel fulls not all heaping) of tailings in one after another by shovel, and Im pretty happy with the results, not so much with my tan. .50 grams from cons screened to 1/8th, and I havent even tried to separate the flour gold, theres too much and Im not that good of a panner, plus I want to keep my eyesight. Maybe a recommendation? Thanks all for the advice... Massive Tailing dumps and our rickety on the fly highbanker <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1075665"/> So small it makes my eyes hurt <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1075666"/> <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1075667"/> Seems to be rubies? Lots of them... <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1075668"/> Next trip Im gonna look at getting a monitor or some type of feed system set up to eliminate the shoveling and keep a constant flow into the header box...
    Gold is still gold no matter what the size, although we all prefer larger chunks
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  5. #5

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    Nice stuff...........



    Doc
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  6. #6
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    Did you check your own tailings to see how much you lost? John
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    A REAL Jungle Gold story? Sign me up. And, you already got more than Todd! Please keep us posted and maybe a little background how you wound up there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff95531 View Post
    A REAL Jungle Gold story? Sign me up. And, you already got more than Todd!
    Well that's really not saying much when ya think of it Jeff! The munchkin with a pan could find more than Mr. Hoffman did on his little jungle trip.

    Glad to hear that someone is finding something down there! A little background would be nice as well as how hard was it to get to go through the tailings. Was it a "have at it" or "sure... Just don't forget our percentage" deal?
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    Ummm...clean up those gemstones! Looks like some Corundum in that mix!
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    Little Background:

    Went back to South America to take care of my ailing father, pretty much left my entire life behind. Didnt want to work a normal 9 to 5, and my dads mechanic offered to take me into the sticks to visit a gold mine where he was working on an excavator. 22 hr trip later, see all types of equip just rusting around bc of lack of parts. Offer to bring said parts back on my next trip stateside = business formed. Got a good thing going with the local artesianal and medium sized miners, I visit them and they let me play around (kinda helps I only charge them a 10% premium on parts). Needless to say the washplants they have set up are basic at least, they blow out most of their flour gold and alot of pickers. . Considering they are running about 150 dump trucks of dirt daily, and only recovering about 900grams weekly, I think I did pretty good. Trying to come up with way to incorporate Gold Hog mats at the end run of their system, classified down way smaller. Part of the problem is that its common practice to use rebar as a grizzly, spaced 2 inches apart. That lets in huge pancake rocks and slate, and clogs their system, blowing out everything behind those riffles. Add to that that they only clean out once a week, dirty water, etc, and I, in my uniformed opinion, believe they are losing more than 60% of their gold. My best customer has offered me a 500mtr x 500mtr claim (250000 meters or about 60 acres) to work, but I honestly prefer just to dig thru the tailings. Plus I dont have an excavator, dump truck, wheel loader, and dozer. Heres some more pics, Ill try to get a vid of their clean out up.

    Probably about 300ft run of riffles
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    Once again massive tailing dumps at another site
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    River we took water from, dirty as heck with all the run off from mines upstream
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    At another site during clean out, you can see the riffle bars on the lower right
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    Hardrock mine right next to a major town, you can see the cell tower in the back, Trucks load ore and run them into the wash plant, everynow and then the excavator cleans out the channel where the tailings accumulate. Those are all tailings in the front. About 50ft from where we had our pump running, several people were diving down into river with shovels, coming back up with shovel fulls of dirt and panning them out...
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    After clean out at another site, thats in grams, and its mostly pickers. The papers to the right of the scale are used to sort the fines, they kinda just shake the paper and them gently blow the non gold out.
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  11. #11
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    Jul 2014
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    Very interesting post! -Luke



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  12. #12

    Oct 2014
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    This is what the real gold Rush TV show should be like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aescal View Post
    Little Background:

    Went back to South America to take care of my ailing father, pretty much left my entire life behind. Didnt want to work a normal 9 to 5, and my dads mechanic offered to take me into the sticks to visit a gold mine where he was working on an excavator. 22 hr trip later, see all types of equip just rusting around bc of lack of parts. Offer to bring said parts back on my next trip stateside = business formed. Got a good thing going with the local artesianal and medium sized miners, I visit them and they let me play around (kinda helps I only charge them a 10% premium on parts). Needless to say the washplants they have set up are basic at least, they blow out most of their flour gold and alot of pickers. . Considering they are running about 150 dump trucks of dirt daily, and only recovering about 900grams weekly, I think I did pretty good. Trying to come up with way to incorporate Gold Hog mats at the end run of their system, classified down way smaller. Part of the problem is that its common practice to use rebar as a grizzly, spaced 2 inches apart. That lets in huge pancake rocks and slate, and clogs their system, blowing out everything behind those riffles. Add to that that they only clean out once a week, dirty water, etc, and I, in my uniformed opinion, believe they are losing more than 60% of their gold. My best customer has offered me a 500mtr x 500mtr claim (250000 meters or about 60 acres) to work, but I honestly prefer just to dig thru the tailings. Plus I dont have an excavator, dump truck, wheel loader, and dozer. Heres some more pics, Ill try to get a vid of their clean out up.

    Probably about 300ft run of riffles
    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	104 
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ID:	1076138

    Once again massive tailing dumps at another site
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20140908_125640.jpg 
Views:	128 
Size:	2.45 MB 
ID:	1076139

    River we took water from, dirty as heck with all the run off from mines upstream
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20140908_160344.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	2.47 MB 
ID:	1076140

    At another site during clean out, you can see the riffle bars on the lower right
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20140909_143510.jpg 
Views:	125 
Size:	1.83 MB 
ID:	1076141

    Hardrock mine right next to a major town, you can see the cell tower in the back, Trucks load ore and run them into the wash plant, everynow and then the excavator cleans out the channel where the tailings accumulate. Those are all tailings in the front. About 50ft from where we had our pump running, several people were diving down into river with shovels, coming back up with shovel fulls of dirt and panning them out...
    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	102 
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ID:	1076142

    After clean out at another site, thats in grams, and its mostly pickers. The papers to the right of the scale are used to sort the fines, they kinda just shake the paper and them gently blow the non gold out.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Wow! 27 and a half oz of gold!! Nice picture of rough gold. You are making me drool!
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  14. #14
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    Cool post! Thanks for the info and pics.

    It sounds to my like you could do well with the right system just going through the tailings. Especially if they're blowing out 60% of their gold! If you could point out how they could improve their operation to get even more gold and for very little cost I'm sure they'd be very grateful.
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    No gov, epa, blm, forest circus, center for biological diversity, Karooks (spellimg intentional) sierra fund, no conservancy this or that. simple diggin dirt and findin gold. Heres an idea for a real goldmine for you and family. Start up a gold camp retirement home for U.S. miners that want to be leff alone to mine their golden years in peace, quiet, and gold filled pans.
    PM me when my camp spot is ready.
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