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  1. #16
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    You don't need a running stream to pan you can use a tub of water. I'm a little perplexed here, what I am reading is that you are going out to a club claim and digging up sand and bringing it home, classifying to 50 mesh and then run said material through a blue bowl with the tailings going into a nugget bucket? The blue bowl concentrates are dried in the sun, the magnetic sand is removed and then you dry pan this material? This is all backwards, you dry pan on location to sample which material is worth running, if dry panning isn't your thing you can pan in a tub of water to find where the gold is in the dirt, when you find dirt that seems reasonable you run it with a drywasher or a recirc system. The blue bowl is almost the end game.
    Last edited by N-Lionberger; Jul 16, 2019 at 04:36 AM.

  2. #17
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    [QUOTE=N-Lionberger;6244641] I'm a little perplexed here, what I am reading is that you are going out to a club claim and digging up sand and bringing it home, classifying to 50 mesh and then run said material through a blue bowl with the tailings going into a nugget bucket? The blue bowl concentrates are dried in the sun, the magnetic sand is removed and then you dry pan this material?

    That is just what this industry needs, more innovation!
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemetrius View Post
    i have a very nice magnet that uses Neodymium Magnets, great for pulling out the black sand. as to the gold in the sand concentrating to the sidewall of pan during the panning motions, this is not happening, not sure of the way of this. even when i tried to pan just a very tiny sample, it remained mixed in with the sand, no matter how small the test sample was, when i tilted the pan, the sand moved, and the gold within moved with it.
    After reading about all your previous attempts to separate your "gold", I am going to offer this: I assume you are identifying what you think is gold in full light. Have you tried looking at those same particles in shaded light? Just wave your hand back and forth through the light to shade the mix while viewing. I'm guessing that if you try that that most if not all of those same particles will lose the gold color. The "light test" for gold is almost infallible in that gold retains it's golden color in full and shaded light while non gold particles blank out/lose the yellow color.
    Last edited by arizau; Jul 16, 2019 at 12:55 PM.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  4. #19
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    this is almost giving me a headache

    Dude you are doing this whole thin BASS ACKWORDS.

    If I was going to a spot in the desert to get gold (placering, discounting metal detecting) these is the basic steps I could take. We are going to assume it is a known producing spot.

    1. process bulk material. two options
    a. most complicated recirculating= recirculating wet proccessing set up
    b. easiest= drywasher

    2. reduce cons.
    a. most complicated =smaller recirculatiing wet processing. i.e. small sluice , gold wheel or gold cube
    b. most frustrating and slower =nugget bucket
    c. easiest= tub pan several sizes of classifiers

    3. Finish processing preferably at home
    a.fastest= blue bowl, wheel, gold cube or finishing "miller" table running batches of classified cons as segregated classifacation screen size
    b. slower but with practice just fine and effective in seperating almost all gold from the heavies= a tub, gold pan several small mesh classifiers and a snuffer bottle.
    panning a small amount of cons at a time of material segregated by screen size. In seperate batches.

    4. After years of experience you will get most of your gold out of your pan with a snuffer. Before you leave your digs. Then run the more difficult stuff back home once you have enough to make it worth while to bother running it.

    Obviously you don't have to listen..keep doing it whatever way you want if it is "fun"

    But I will flat out say. My way is better. And will get you more gold. (if it is there)
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  5. #20
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    Good advice Goldwasher.

    Imo one don't really need a nugget bucket or a blue bowl once they get enough practice panning. But I'm a recreational prospector. It's therapeutic.
    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

    In God We Trust


  6. #21
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    Well Mica is notoriously difficult to pan and collect so congrats on the technique I guess
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    What is a "Nugget Bucket"?
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    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    What is a "Nugget Bucket"?
    Here you go: https://www.google.com/search?q=gold...hrome&ie=UTF-8
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    I tried googling that yesterday. How's it work?
    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

    In God We Trust


  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    What is a "Nugget Bucket"?
    the best thing to compare it to is.

    The governor they put on the go karts at the mini golf places....

    Slows down what could otherwise be an enjoyable productive activity..

  11. #26
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    processed material with my nugget bucket, panned out this little beauty with gold claw pan.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1734176 final pic of piece found with nugget bucket and gold claw.......just for the record, if you think i am doing this wrong or backwards, that is your problem, i am quite happy with the results of my labors, i have maybe 3 months in doing this, some of you have years........good for you, dont like how i am doing this, guess that is your problem

    to those who were friendly towards me, thanks for the time. ok my time here is over, see ya all around, hope most of you find the good stuff. the rest of you can go dig in dry holes.

  12. #27
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    Zemetrius I don't think anyone was being mean or negative towards you. The best lesson you can ever learn about prospecting is success starts and ends with a gold pan. Its rather frustrating when you are a new prospector to get the hang of panning fines. Certainly modern gadgets can help reduce the material you need to pan but in the end nothing replaces the pan. Learn to love and trust your pan. I live in an area where only fine flood gold can be found with tons of black sand. It was not much fun.....Until I left my sluice at home and just took pan for months. I got pretty good at panning and what seemed impossible is now not so tough. Honing my panning skill was the best and most productive tool available to get more gold in less time with minimal frustration.
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  13. #28
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    gee wiz I was just ribbing you a little... and giving you advice that would help you. With the problems you have brought up.

    It wasn't about not liking or having a problem with what you were doing. Sorry.

    The nugget bucket still sucks and that has nothing to do with you.
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    I think I just heard the door slam.
    No need for drama around here.

    May not be the best process, but whatever works for you.
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

  15. #30
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    Use a LeTrap rectangular pan! They get gold down to fines fast. I hate Blue Bowls, too slow, and feed mechanisms are problematic.
    I use a storm gutter Henry Henry with ribbed matting and that gets all visibles.
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