classifying
Last Post 20 May 2014 10:22 PM by MICHAEL BUCKMAN. 7 Replies.
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MICHAEL BUCKMANUser is Offline
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03 May 2014 11:47 PM
    Im curious if anyone has tried using the hopper apperatus of their drywasher to classify material while sluicing. I am sure it would work pretty well on the river bank to fill buckets of classified material quickly (A bucket fits perfectly under mine), but I am curious if anyone has used this with wet material from a river? Does it get stuck inside the box? I was thinking of maybe putting the drywashing hopper in the river itself, weighting the legs down with rocks and setting the sluice right under it so I could shovel material right into the hopper and have it feed the sluice just like drywashing.
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    04 May 2014 08:09 AM
    I would think it would get plugged up .But as is said you never know until someone has tried it .If you do let us know how it works .
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    05 May 2014 06:58 AM
    I have a hopper with a 12 volt vibrator on it. I works real good with dry but may have issues with wet. Having the addition of a spray bar would do the trick though.
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    12 May 2014 07:57 AM
    My preferred way in a good strong running area... Shovel straight in. 

      

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    12 May 2014 08:13 AM

    If you curious how well it catches the gold then:

     

     







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    12 May 2014 08:27 AM

     Those last couple were from about a week ago.. This won't work with all sluices especially smaller ones...

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    12 May 2014 09:17 AM
    A buddy made me a screen that fits over the top of the flare of my sluice. He picked up angled aluminum from home depot and made a frame that fits just inside the flare with the angle part going over top of the edge of the flare. He then made a second frame and laid it over top of the first one. Then he put wire mesh in between the frames and used screws and nuts to hold it all together. At the same time the screws and nuts hold onto the outside edge of the flare and hold it in place. So I just shovel directly onto the screen and it classifies for me. Just a thought. Cost about $10 he said and 30 minutes to build.
    MICHAEL BUCKMANUser is Offline
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    20 May 2014 10:22 PM
    I used my drywasher classifier a little to fill buckets. It works great on the river bank. I didn't try it with water though. I think it would work if I didn't overfill it and shoveled water to splash it down. I like the Idea of retrofitting a built in classifying system! You got the wheels turning in my head now!
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