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Thread: I love my Gold Cube. Just for fun.

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  1. #1

    Oct 2014
    Hatch, New Mexico
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    1121 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    I love my Gold Cube. Just for fun.

    When I was GREEN and had the FEVER real bad, I bought
    a bunch of stupid stuff. USELESS stuff.. Somehow in my foggy cloud of GOLD FEVER, my
    biggest dollar purchase happened to be a Gold Cube, a Tall stack..

    The only thing that aggravates me about the Gold Cube is that I bought the Tall stack..

    Its been a few years since I've run the lower trays by themselves, just to see what was in them.. I usually toss
    that back in with the panning tubs. The tubs get a lot of gold.. You know, do a small sample, a few pieces, not
    worth separating, so toss it in the tub, get it later.. Get the whole pan Squeeky clean, and ONE piece falls
    down.. Too bad for that piece, she goes in the tub. So for a few years, not sure exactly what has been in those
    lower trays...

    Been about 5 months.. Maybe 3/4 of a yard of classified material. 3/4 yard may not sound like much, but its HARD digging.

    Here is the 2 buckets of classified I ran the other day.. 50-80 on the left, 20-50 on the right... Just the top tray. So its not like I'm running
    dead dirt through it... Good stuff in the -80 also, but not as exciting, so that goes on the side for days when the FEVER hits hard and
    I can't get out.



    And here is the clean up from the bottom trays for the past 5 months... That's it.
    That's pathetic. That is ALL that made it to the bottom trays...




    Just thought I'd share.. I thought I loved my Gold Cube, I love it even more now. I doubt I'll waste my time again..
    I'll just do what I was doing and toss it in when cleaning the panning tubs. Makes me happy though... That CUBE catches
    EVERYTHING...

    For example.. Can you see it ... No.. No.. Those are reflections.. And that's a match head... There are over 200 pieces of
    -250 in the crease of that pan. Smaller than the human eye can see, and the Gold Cube caught 'em, in the first tray. Smaller
    than my cell phone can take a pic of.






    On one hand I was hoping to find MORE in the bottom trays (you know... GOLD and all)... On the other hand, I'm
    absolutely thrilled that the cube is catching it all RIGHT AT THE TOP... It's only been a few times that I've
    ever seen anything visible more than 7 rows down.. That cube is awesome. Pump sucks, I'm on #5 I think,
    don't let it sit in the tub.

    winners58, Oddjob, arizau and 8 others like this.

  2. #2

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    3933 times
    I really liked my Cube BUT I had to sell it to another club member.

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
    670
    947 times
    Prospecting

    I love my Gold Cube. Just for fun.

    The cube is definitely as advertised here's some Texas gold in the Mat.
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    Last edited by okbasspro; Sep 12, 2017 at 07:51 PM.
    http://www.mylandmatters.org/Maps/GeologyOK/GetMap

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    "If the Gold dont care neither do I"
    Shawn Pomrenke

    4" Proline 2" Jobe combo 2.5" Keene 2.5" subbie Drywasher Spiral Wheel Minelab Detector

  4. #4
    us
    Dean

    Apr 2013
    Gilbert AZ
    Gold Cube, Royal Mini Highbanker, Angus Mackirk sluice
    94
    37 times
    Prospecting
    I wish I could figure mine out. Followed all the directions and still have to use my Mini Highbanker to get the small stuff

  5. #5

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,521
    3933 times
    Sounds like your using to much water pressure or volume. Try slowing the flow down!

  6. #6
    us
    May 2014
    AZ
    Whippet Dry Washer, Lobo ST, numerous pans, rocker box, and home made fluid bed and stream sluices.
    1,432
    1949 times
    Prospecting
    Are you saying you rerun the gold cube cons through the mini or what? Are you screen classifying the GC cons to like sizes or just panning what ever it catches? It is best to pan plus 30 mesh, minus 30 plus 50 mesh, minus 50 plus 100 mesh and minus 100 mesh separately. That will make your recovery efforts much easier and productive. When working with the smaller mesh sized material it is also best to pan in small quantities even down to about a tablespoon at a time.

    Good luck.
    russau likes this.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  7. #7

    Oct 2014
    Hatch, New Mexico
    519
    1121 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Frghtshkr View Post
    I wish I could figure mine out. Followed all the directions and still have to use my Mini Highbanker to get the small stuff
    More clarification, because, seriously, all you have to do is classify your dirt to -8(.125), though the desert fox gold cube trommel classifies
    to 3/16" and I find that to be fine also.. If you are only doing a small sample I find 1/4" works also, but not if you are running a ton of dirt.

    Then plug in the pump, make sure the air bubbles are gone.. Some say to use a brush, a drop of jet dry and let it run for a few minutes seems
    to work well also.. First scoop or 2 of dirt and they seem to go away right quick anyways... So sometimes, if I'm in a hurry I'll prime it
    with a few scoops of whatever is laying around.

    It catches EVERYTHING.. Though some say its not great at catching wirey gold.. But how often do you run into that?

    Remember.... its a concentration device, once you are concentrated, you still have to clean it up...

    And it does catch the TINY stuff. Top tray, every time.

    russau likes this.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2012
    Oregon Coast
    White's V3i, White's MXT, and White's Eagle Spectrum Cleangold sluice & prospectors pan, EZ-Gold Pan, and custom cleanup sluice.
    1,204
    1632 times
    Beach mining, Metal detecting, Trading.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frghtshkr View Post
    I wish I could figure mine out. Followed all the directions and still have to use my Mini Highbanker to get the small stuff
    Like russia said, too much water OR maybe feeding the material too fast.
    russau likes this.
    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson

    Which is also why we have the second
    amendment.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2012
    Oregon Coast
    White's V3i, White's MXT, and White's Eagle Spectrum Cleangold sluice & prospectors pan, EZ-Gold Pan, and custom cleanup sluice.
    1,204
    1632 times
    Beach mining, Metal detecting, Trading.
    Thought you might like this....................
    This is from a cleanup from a couple months collection of concentrates of a friend of mine that I helped out with his cleanup using my gold cube.
    I added deep V mat to the slick plate..... Figured why not put that area to work too.

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    Last edited by johnedoe; Sep 23, 2017 at 01:09 PM.
    okbasspro, bobw53 and russau like this.
    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson

    Which is also why we have the second
    amendment.

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2015
    western arizona
    123
    103 times
    Prospecting
    I love mine for the same reason. That thing does an awesome job of cleaning up the powdered rock I run thru it. Using it to recover gold from hard rock sample. I've never found a loss of more than 1-3%.EVER!
    KevinInColorado likes this.

 

 

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