May 16, 2012, 03:35 PM
I thought id share this with you all. Move twice the material and dont kill your back in the process.
May 16, 2012 03:35 PM
May 16, 2012, 09:12 PM
thats what i have been doing with my keene .....it works great no classifying into a bucket.....move lots of material....Camino knows how much i hate bucket classifying.The nice thing about the Keene is that theres room to dump material before it hits the classifier. I bought an aluminium flare for my plastic drop riffle, so i can do the same thing.
May 16, 2012, 09:26 PM
Caminochaos, I have an Angus Recon which is much smaller and have thought about putting a classifier on it similar to what you have done. Have you had it working yet and if so did you find any issue with it not holding the material long enough to clear or wash everything before it rolls off. What did you use for the classifier itself and what size is it. looks to be about 1/2". What model sluice is it the Boss or the Foreman? Like the concept gonna have to see what I can come up with.
Last edited by hunter_46356; May 16, 2012 at 09:38 PM.
May 16, 2012, 11:51 PM
Looks great, these drop riffles work great for shoveling right in with a bbq grate on top or fridge tray, I have been messing with it too, I hate doing the bucket shake.
May 16, 2012, 11:55 PM
Its a bbq grill 3/8". It works great. The slope allows the rocks to get cleaned off and the roots i just do a cheese grater rub on it.
May 16, 2012, 11:57 PM
Hunter how much clay do you deal with? fill your bucket half full with material, add water and slurry mix your material,pick out the larger cobbles then add to your sluice it works great. I recover very very very fine gold.The more material you dig and move the more gold you will get,the more you have to classify the less gold bearing dirt you dig so I have found that there is a miidle ground. If your digging the same spot a lot try this.One day instead of digging bank run material or from in the creek behind a rock or log or whatever, dig your tailings unless its flooded they will be there if they are there so is any of the gold you didnt recover.......if there is more there than you have recoverd in your sluice from your previous runs you will know you were losing a lot of gold..........I'm betting you will never dig your tailings again.
May 17, 2012, 12:11 AM
Deal with some clay and crumbling shale, thats where I find the good stuff. But your right a good day I usually spend about 4 to 5 hours and I'm lucky to run 15 gal of material. Digging ,classifying, runnin it thru the sluice and panning it out right there. Gotta change things up. As long as I'm on the spot, I need to run material and pan at home. It's just sometimes ya gotta see that yeller stuff, Like a drugy gettin his fix.
May 17, 2012, 12:10 PM
With this classifier i can easily do 50+ gallons in that time. Its pretty awesome. Bonus: my back doesent hurt afterwards.
May 17, 2012, 01:51 PM
Prove it Camino..lol Just trying to get you out prospecting, you work too much.
May 17, 2012, 07:37 PM
Haha...i wish i could man i am so burned out.
Jul 04, 2012, 09:21 PM
Totally had this in the closet and saw this post, and click! it all fell into place. Thanks guys, I ll post again after my trial run.
I think it was a file holder for a desk top.
Jul 04, 2012, 09:23 PM
Let's try this picture upload thing again...
Jul 05, 2012, 12:41 PM
the screen size is to big. try adding smaller screen to it for better classification.
Jul 05, 2012, 06:54 PM
Work in progress...still have to field-test
Jul 05, 2012, 06:56 PM
Another angle...thanks russ for the thoughts!
Jul 10, 2012, 12:28 PM
So it didn't work nearly as well as I had hoped, but it was still faster than not classifying at all. I see why you need all vertical slats, as the horizontal ones kept hanging up the rocks. Gonna switch to bbq grill...
Jul 10, 2012, 07:36 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that your not supposed to bump or jar a smooth surface type sluice box while adding cons or you risk loosing your gold? I like this set up though and want to try it with my AM.
Nothing can help me but the yellow stuff
Jul 10, 2012, 07:41 PM
LOL.... I hate when we get what we think is a good idea and someone tells us something is wrong with it... then we test it just like a kid testing to see if the fire will REALLY burn ya...and it does.....dang it they were right after all, back to the drawing board .... and now i have to tell em so!!! .... but hay its the fun and the new "EXPERIENCES" that counts...right?? LOL
Jul 10, 2012, 07:51 PM
Vic, if u are talking about adding the material in ur sluice box while its in the stream, its not really going to matter how smooth u add it if ur set up right, you just don't want a lot of HARD jars to the box to mess up the way its sitting. I tap on my box as some vibration is good to help move the lighter materiel that is hanging up in the box.
Hey I'm in greenville NC let me know if u want to do some prospecting some time... my name is Ray
Jul 10, 2012, 08:23 PM
I'm gonna give this idea a whirl then, I could move alot more material if I could skip the bucket shake step. I'm thinking about building a stand that holds my classifier over the top flare of the box.
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