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    Jul 2019
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    Trommel nugget trap

    What is everyone doing for a nugget trap?? I have 3/8 screen the dirt is going through to the sluice, worried I might miss a nugget or little chunk.

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    Mar 2016
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    Bigger nuggets: 3/4" screen at end of drum. That 3/4" minus material drops down into a recessed catch pan, which has a couple pieces of angle iron welded in the bottom. Basically the 3/4" rock drops into the recessed pan...the nuggets have to hop over both pieces of angle iron then over the lip of the pan, before it goes through a narrower sluice box of sorts.

    Running another box just for 3/4" material increases your water demand. Takes more water to keep things moving.
    We have recovered some gold this way. Mostly in the nugget trap.

    For the 1/4" minus pickers..this screen stands off the bottom 1/4" or so and does a good job of catching the coarse gold before it really gets into the sluice. There is a shorter piece of vertical angle iron at the downstream side of that screen. The coarse gold pretty much stacks up in front of that and the first riffle.
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    A flap of rubber lays on top of it.
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    3/4" box (one of the versions anyway).
    We threw that matting in there because it didn't seem to benefit us on the 1/4" minus box.
    Figured it might catch some gold in the 3/4" minus box coming off the rocks or from 1/4" minus that overflows if you feed it too quickly. Really don't find enough in that box to even warrant cleaning it out. The rubber matting was a waste of money in our situation.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Jul 05, 2019 at 06:46 PM.
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