covid 19 Drywasher build

Bodfish Mike

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Well I'm stuck at home not in the gold country with a stay at home order.
Might as well build another drywasher as i had about 1/3 bucket of un-run dirt I knew had some fine gold in it.

This time I went with a 1\4" hopper screen as the spots I'm working only seem
to give up very fine gold --- it might slow down production ?? will have to field test.
Used some pond liner I had laying around for the bellows.
Still working the kinks out -- not happy with the feed to the riffle box.

Hope you all are staying healthy safe and sane.
Cheers Mike
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Gold from 1st run
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2nd run it missed very little any bigger stuff would be caught in 1st run.
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gold tramp

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Dec 30, 2012
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Don't feel bad was gonna grubstake up for 60 days and head out to the bush with my drywasher.
Dadgum hernia mesh failure got me, cant carry anything without my guts falling out !

Like the puffer build, can't beat a good handjob !
Funny to see dry washer in green grass.....
Stay safe
Gt.....
 

Goodyguy

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Mar 10, 2007
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Don't feel bad was gonna grubstake up for 60 days and head out to the bush with my drywasher.
Dadgum hernia mesh failure got me, cant carry anything without my guts falling out !

Like the puffer build, can't beat a good handjob !
Funny to see dry washer in green grass.....
Stay safe
Gt.....

I would pack it in for ya, but 60 days is a mite too long to be away from my honey. Get Well Soon!
Grass....... so that's what that green stuff is :tongue3:



Go for the Gold :goldpan:
GG~
 
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Jim in Idaho

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Looks good, Mike!
Jim
 

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