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Author Topic: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)  (Read 191851 times)

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Offline gramps

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #280 on: September 18, 2013, 07:41:10 PM »
Haven't been 2 this site for (2 long)  anyways still lots of interesting things.Not a big poster but If I need 2 posts

2 posts it is     :)

Offline topsecret

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #281 on: September 21, 2013, 08:54:41 AM »
Hello
I am looking forward to your DIY projects as I do have Fabrication skills and equipment. Love the site!!!

Offline knocturnal5g

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #282 on: September 24, 2013, 05:16:48 PM »
nice DIY plans. Thanks

Offline dorutzu

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #283 on: October 16, 2013, 01:13:37 AM »
Nice plans.

Offline bmgold

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #284 on: December 01, 2013, 07:38:10 AM »
This looks like as good a place as any to get my first posts.

Offline bmgold

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #285 on: December 01, 2013, 07:42:07 AM »
For my second post, I'll make it a little longer.
I have made some DIY gold prospecting equipment.  Mostly sluices and high bankers.  Now I am designing my own simple, wooden rocker box.

I'm not really in a known gold location but I still keep looking.  You never know unless you look. 

Offline G Rex

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #286 on: December 30, 2013, 11:46:45 PM »
Hi
I'm a newbie & want to see the download sec w/ DIY stuff .......... so, this is my first of the 2 required posts. The site looks worthwhile and well organized.

Good luck to us all in the new year

Offline G Rex

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #287 on: December 31, 2013, 01:51:11 PM »
Hi (again)

And, this is my second post...........!  In the past year I have been getting back into G-rec 'Specting. I am retired now but in my youth I did a lt of rock hounding and G panning.  Since then I had a satisfying 40 yr career contracting, innovating and commercializing new urethane products and building systems (much of it in the far north and internationally).  I am excited to be apart a this site and becoming an active participant.
 

Offline jrs

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #288 on: January 03, 2014, 11:12:19 AM »
Will be going to Greensburg In. in June and need to build some equipment.  This is a good starting point.
jrs

Offline bmgold

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Re: DIY Equipment Plans (52 and Growing)
« Reply #289 on: January 03, 2014, 12:55:35 PM »
Will be going to Greensburg In. in June and need to build some equipment.  This is a good starting point.
jrs

I've never prospected in Indiana but I'm assuming it has "fine gold" similar to Ohio.  I'd suggest looking at and then building a miller table.  I'm still working on getting one together (or actually gathering up parts to build one) but from the videos and information I have found it looks like about the cheapest and easiest piece of clean-up equipment you could build and then actually use to salvage all the real tiny specks of gold from your concentrates.  Getting the water flow and angle right looks like the most important part as well as classifying your material but once you figure it out I'm sure it will be well worth the time to build.  One benefit to this piece of equipment is you can use it during these long winters when you can't make it out to hunt for the gold.  The kitchen table, basement, or garage should work for indoor clean-ups.

Make sure you save up your concentrates (especially the black sands) when you do go out prospecting to keep yourself busy when the cabin fever and gold fever gets too bad in the off season.

bmgold

 


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