Washington Beach Mining

Oldrustystuff

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Jul 26, 2018
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Spokane WA
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Home made sluice running a 10" Dream Mat, Gold Cube, Blue Bowl.
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Prospecting
So ill be heading out to cape disappointment for the first time to do some beach mining. I think I have everything I need to have fun couple of days. I plan on just bringing the cons home to run them in my blue bowl.

If anyone has any advice I would love to hear it.

This is what I'm taking with me.

 

mike(swWash)

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Grays Harbor in Washington state
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Whites Spectrum XLT with about 1/4" of dust on it and can't even remember how t turn it on?!?!?
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Run it slow, and expect losses in the tailings. That's just the nature of running pure heavy black beach sand. The vortex mat does an extremely good job of holding onto the fine stuff as long as there's open spaces on the mat for it to get into.
I found the hose supplied with my cube was inconveniently short, you can go to Ilwaco and get more at Englund marine at the port docks.

Here's a video I shot a few years ago. I go to the North side of North head because I can drive to where I want to be and use water from one of the creeks for the pump. If you have a pickup truck you can put a load on a tarp in the bed. Watch the tides and try to only be on either beach during the last 2-3 hours of out going through the 1st 2-3 hrs of incoming.
 
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Oldrustystuff

Oldrustystuff

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Jul 26, 2018
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Spokane WA
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Home made sluice running a 10" Dream Mat, Gold Cube, Blue Bowl.
Primary Interest:
Prospecting
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Thanks for the advice!
 

AimSmMissSm

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My last trip to the Cape.


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425jesse

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Feb 10, 2013
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Mountlake Terrace
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4" Dalke Original Compact Dredge, 36" BGT Prospector, 30" BGT Sniper, D&D/Brawn Super Concentrator and Highbanker top, Brawn/D&D finishing table, pans and more!
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Prospecting
AimsmMissSm, I think I recognize that setup:). Headed out to the cape, weather pending, April 22-24. You got any trips planned?
 

425jesse

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4" Dalke Original Compact Dredge, 36" BGT Prospector, 30" BGT Sniper, D&D/Brawn Super Concentrator and Highbanker top, Brawn/D&D finishing table, pans and more!
Primary Interest:
Prospecting
Sounds great. And I love to bake:).
 

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