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Offline astrobouncer

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June 2012 Highbanking
« on: June 21, 2012, 06:19:44 AM »

Here's me testing out an earlier version of a wood drop riffle high banker I had built (7 1/4 inches wide). Took it to thermal city gold mine to test with. The grizzly 4 mesh screen was good for washing and inspecting the rocks but it caused the rocks to hang up. Newer version has a bar grizzly instead of the mesh and plastic water deflectors channeling all the material and water from the top grizzly into the bottom sluice. Also I changed the top grizzly so the angle of both sections is now the same. The first section of the high banker has 12 inches of miners moss and raised expanded metal with grooved carpeting underneath the grizzly. Second section of the sluice is just 1/2 inch drop riffles with 1/8 inch smaller drops inside them, by 3 feet long. Used my small 1 inch pump.

        Thermal City Highbanking June 1
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I have a new version of this high banker that I will be getting video of soon. Also I mocked up the parts and made a dredge combo unit out of it as well.   

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Re: June 2012 Highbanking
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »
Thanks Astrobouncer - another fine video! {cool^sign}

Makes me want to get a hair cut though  ;D

Why not use lay flat hose? I only use that ridged hose for dredging myself, takes up way to much space!
Speaking of space; I am trying to figure out how to fit a small 4 wheeler in the van today... I really should use the trailer... going to new claim!! Club found 1.5 oz last weekend on the outing  <-shock_>

Look forward to seeing your new design, I like that the rocks get hung up a little - for clay areas that is   :)
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Re: June 2012 Highbanking
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 06:22:20 PM »
Looking good, Astro. Keep digging.

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Re: June 2012 Highbanking
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 11:35:21 PM »
looks like a good build there  but one thing why isnt your pick up upstream??