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BUDDY CLARKUser is Offline
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07 Mar 2014 07:22 PM

    Show off your homemade prospecting equipment

     

    GG~

    ~Digging the Adventure~
    PAUL STRAUBUser is Offline
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    20 Mar 2014 06:19 AM
    Hey Buddy and all prospectors, Over the winter I built a Highbanker/ 2" dredge combo, based on the Gold Hog Viper, the only difference is mine is just 10" wide, as the Viper is 12". Also ordered enough material to make a 10" x 36" stream sluice with a 22" wide super flare. And had enough scrap mats to re-fit my 7 x 30 stream sluice. All my gear run Gold Hog mats.

    Here's the links to my projects on the Coker creek  GPAA forum..... 1st one is highbanker, 2nd is stream sluice

    http://cokercreekgpaa.com/forum/ind...273.0.html


     http://cokercreekgpaa.com/forum/ind...365.0.html

     


    Everybody have a great spring, and a great year prospecting. Paul
    AKA: Nodnor the Wise -- LDMA/GPAA Lifetime -- Member--Northwest GA Chapter GPAA -- SGMA -- Live long and prospect! -- Remember: Without tools, we're just animals in pants!!
    BUDDY CLARKUser is Offline
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    29 Mar 2014 09:02 AM

    Cool Build, Like your improvised brake too!

    Wish this site had a way to easily upload photos. 

    I have lots of builds including:

    Trommels

    High bankers

    Dredges

    Sluices

    Carts

    Shovel scoops

    Fluid bed gold traps

    Ore crushers

    Miller tables

    Gold Vac's

    Etc....................


    GG~
    ~Digging the Adventure~
    JAMES PEACEUser is Offline
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    03 Apr 2014 05:35 AM

    Hillbilly rocker box modified a52 keene clone used as the bottom box. One classifier box, a downslope box with carpet and moss at about a 40degree angle drops onto front of sluice, Closed up the flare area and run above water level. built a rocking stand to put it on. Works great!

     

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    03 Apr 2014 05:47 AM

    2" Dredge build finished. I have been working on getting this up and running for a while now, A good friend helped me out with the frame and motor mount and testing. All ready for this season now!!

     

    JOHN KEIRUser is Offline
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    04 Apr 2014 02:45 PM

    I made this from a Keene A-52 and run it with a Champion 6.5hp pump running just above idle. You can shovel straight into the box or wash material from a bucket using the hose I added. With a friend helping we could run 100 gallons of unclassified material an hour with no problems.

     

     

     

     

     

    ARTHUR WAUGHUser is Offline
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    04 Apr 2014 03:32 PM
    I may have to do that with my old Keene 52.  I know where an older Homelite small lightweight pump is at for around $125, but the HF 1 incher would probably do just as well, for around the same price.  Nice unit.
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    KEITH THOMPSONUser is Offline
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    04 Apr 2014 04:47 PM
    Posted By BUDDY CLARK on 07 Mar 2014 07:22 PM







    Show off your homemade prospecting equipment

     

    GG~

    Hey GoodGuy I see you found your way over  to the GPAA. It's AzViper from the other forums. I know you have seen all I have built and now gearing up to get my trommel finished as its been a long road. I fell and broke my kneecap and will be having surgery on the 18th to repair knee. So I am trying the trammel done and use it this summer.

     

    I suppose I can't post any images until I have a number of post as I do not see any links to post photos.















    KEITH THOMPSONUser is Offline
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    04 Apr 2014 05:01 PM

    A few of my mining prospecting tools I have built. The trammel is still a work in progress as I have had some setback in having shoulder replacement surgery and now having a knee repaired.

     

     

     

     

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    04 Apr 2014 05:03 PM
    Posted By KEITH THOMPSON on 04 Apr 2014 04:47 PM

    Posted By BUDDY CLARK on 07 Mar 2014 07:22 PM







    Show off your homemade prospecting equipment

     

    GG~

    Hey GoodGuy I see you found your way over  to the GPAA. It's AzViper from the other forums. I know you have seen all I have built and now gearing up to get my trammel finished as its been a long road. I fell and broke my kneecap and will be having surgery on the 18th to repair knee. So I am trying the trammel done and use it this summer.

     

    I suppose I can't post any images until I have a number of post as I do not see any links to post photos.



    This is new for us all but what I did was hit the post reply box at the top of the page. Then the box that comes up for you to type has a bar across the top broken into small boxes. The sixth symbol from left is insert media. Click it then click the image manager drop down. A green box will open and you click the +upload at the top. Another box will open and you can click add next to one of the lines. Then the box will pop up for you to search your computer for pics. Took me a while to figure it out as its very much different from what we had but believe me if I can do it anyone can. I don't call myself computer illiterate. More like computer dyslexic.















    PAUL STRAUBUser is Offline
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    04 Apr 2014 08:58 PM

    Hey all,  Now that the pics can be posted, here's a few pics of my finished winter projects.    The complete build can be seen at the links in my previous post.

     

      Here's a few pics of my build set up at the creek, and some pics of my stream sluice I built at the same time.    Paul

     


     

     

     

     


     

    AKA: Nodnor the Wise -- LDMA/GPAA Lifetime -- Member--Northwest GA Chapter GPAA -- SGMA -- Live long and prospect! -- Remember: Without tools, we're just animals in pants!!
    SCOTT SPRAGUEUser is Offline
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    05 Apr 2014 04:08 AM

     

    This is one of my latest creations.  It is a folding, backpack hi-banker.  

     

     

    "The golden part of prospecting isn't always in your pan."
    SCOTT SPRAGUEUser is Offline
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    05 Apr 2014 04:15 AM

    This is an earlier version on wheels.

    "The golden part of prospecting isn't always in your pan."
    KEITH THOMPSONUser is Offline
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    05 Apr 2014 04:52 AM

    A nice feature of the rubber mat Miller Table I built is this vial mounted to the bottom of the table. It allows the sweeping of the gold right into the vial off of the table. Makes it so easy for gold recover. Here is a link to my video of the table in action...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GELKYAy-94

    BUDDY CLARKUser is Offline
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    14 Apr 2014 05:16 PM
    Awesome builds guy's!

    Much rather see the DIY equipment than the store bought......

    Go for the gold
    GG~
    ~Digging the Adventure~
    GUY CLARKUser is Offline
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    29 May 2014 01:15 PM

    This is the first post I have done on this site. not sure how to get pictures to show up.  I have a Gold Hog mini high banker that was expanded 4 inches in length and 4 inches in height on the top box to allow a 3" dredge intake, and the sluice box was hand made from a aluminum swamp cooler tray that i bought for $.50 (cents) and top flare is a piece of aluminum bought at home depot I run nothing but Gold Hog mats.. they are simply the best. Sluice Box cost about $45 to make including Hog Mats

     

    Calvin CourtnierUser is Offline
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    01 Aug 2014 12:19 AM
    This is the kind of stuff we are looking for at the Sonora Gold show in August. There is a builders contest for mining gear. To sign up the form can be downloaded from the chapter web page at deltagolddiggers.webs.com and the information is ipon the top banner about the show and the contest.
    TROY STUTSMANUser is Offline
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    06 Sep 2014 07:41 PM

    Hi Keith:

        Would you consider sharing how-to instructions for this...?

    Thanks.

    Kevin RyanUser is Offline
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    07 Jun 2015 08:56 PM

    Ok so this is my first attempt on making a recirculator/clean up sluice. Just got to figure how many holes to drill any input well help 

    Nicholas LionbergerUser is Offline
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    10 Jun 2015 10:43 PM

    This is my first rocker box, it has netted me a lot of gold. It has another riffle set not pictured, the set in the box being the mild and the set leaning against it being hot. It is hard to see but I burned a dowsing chart into the side of the box. using a single "L" rod you can dowse direction to deposit, distance in paces, depth in inches, feet etc... 

    This is my second rocker box, it's much smaller and chomps through more dirt. 

    I built this drywasher last summer but I havnt gotten much serious use out of it other than processing tailings in my backyard, It caught gold I missed. I have a spot in mind for this summer.

    This is my highbanker, it used to a be a little crashbox dredge but I got a good deal on some keene parts and it became a highbanker. I made new riffles for it based on a youtube video from australia, the green stuff is a butchered bread crate which is like a giant milk crate, the ausie in the video made it out like they were easy to get, it took quite a search but I tracked one down. I made new grizzlies for it to take smaller material and after seeing one of GG's posts over on another forum I made the fluid bed trap for the tail end of the sluice. It is a flour gold eating machine! nothing gets through there.

    Here is my panning tub at home where I drink beer and process concentrates, the deep tub on the right I set my blue bowl up in.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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