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Offline Bill_Carson

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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 10:41:39 AM »
Jeez.....lets weigh the options...cut up a $5 pail....or hack the bottom off a Pyramid Pro Pan  <~ShOcK~>

I'm still looking at "economy of scale"  <-NO_>

Clearly you have more expensive toys than I.....or maybe that thing doesn't work as advertised  ;D  :)


Feasibility would depend on the grade of your gravel, the size of the deposit, and the throughput/productivity of the tool... and ergonomics can make a huge difference on human longevity/productivity.
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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 10:51:57 AM »
 lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* Ok...reading between the baffle gab....the PPP doesn't work  ;D

sulcata99 was trying to save some money on his $1 dollar store pail...rather than buying a store bought model.

I don't think he has moved into production mode yet  <-NO_>

Pretty safe bet a Pyramid is not in his prospecting arsenal yet  <-thinking->

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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 11:43:44 AM »
And you do not need to classify with a pro pan.  I have one and it works well.

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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 12:39:25 PM »
Money is definitely an issue as I'm currently unemployed and prospecting in Ohio doesn't cover cost of this hobby let alone bills, lol
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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2011, 10:23:05 PM »
Howdy All,
Making a classifier for the Pyramid Pro Production Pan has been suggested before though no one has ever suggested making one into a "stand alone" classifier! Classifying before using most mining equipment is always better for maximum results though the Pyramid Pro Pan will classify for you if by chance you don't. This is one of the strong points of this device even though it is best to classify first. Bucket Classifiers do work well and are cheap to make. I even use one myself. Classifying is also the secret to proper panning. Cheers.

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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2011, 11:49:22 PM »
Just an idea; I think what could work for a high volume hand classifier would be; taking a unit like the Fossicker Pyramid Pro Pan, chopping off the lower plastic pan, and replace it with minimalist/sturdy frame and 4 mesh, or 8 mesh or W.H.Y. screen...


Here's the Pyramid Pro Pan .... just imagine the pan with the existing handles, but with a classifier screen as opposed to the plastic pan... to classify high volumes by hand, you need an efficient side-to-side washing motion, IMO...


The ergonomics of the Pyramid Pan handles also look like they'd have ergonomic advantages on the arms/shoulders vs. buckets.

This would be one heck of an expencive Classifier.  With the Pyramid Pan Pro running around $130 in Vancouver - I think you coul dbetter spend that money making a copy out of various mateials.
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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 02:02:05 PM »
Expensive and what would you classify into, doesn't look like it will fit into a normal bucket.
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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 03:44:34 PM »
Expensive and what would you classify into, doesn't look like it will fit into a normal bucket.


You wouldn't use it over a bucket ... it would be for quickly classifying larger volumes of gravel by hand ... you'd be classifying in an approx. 100 liter Rubbermaid tub.
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Re: clasifier bucket
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 05:50:51 PM »
Since you dont really need the bottom part of the pan maybe they could sell you just the handle? Then maybe some slightly flattened aluminum angle for the screen framework?
Are you thinking of keeping the shape or flat bottom?
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