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    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
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    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning

    Desert Fox panning wheel testing it what do ya think

    I picked up just the stand and Blue Wheel of a Desert Fox Gold panning wheel at a yard sale last fall and this has
    been my winter project. On my 1st run it did not catch all so I added some weather stripping to hold the material in longer and not as easy for it to escape.
    Ran a small amount of Drywasher cons in it today after some mods and I think I got if set as it caught all the Gold
    not one speck in the safety pan.
    I was skeptical of the thing as first but now I'm impressed.
    I'm not going to give up panning as I love doing it but I think we all like equipment.
    Cheers Mike

    Here's what it caught.
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    Here's the wheel with the weather stripping.
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    Stay thirsty my friends

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    Gold Tramp

    Dec 2012
    2001 times
    I use my gold wheel for my panning cons from drywashins and cleaning my Hg from the amalgamator, very necessary tool for me as I have bulk of material after a few weeks of running placer or hardrock.

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    Make America Great Again

    Apr 2013
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    have to lay it back a little, lower the spray water until you have black sand up to just below the center hole,
    and the gold should drop into the cup... I put a couple table spoons of black sand in to set it up before I start...
    for small fine gold have to let some of the black sand go in the cup, reduces a bucket to a small amount, then pan...
    Last edited by winners58; Mar 04, 2019 at 02:31 AM.
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