Processing 50 and higher mess for fine gold
Last Post 21 Apr 2017 07:40 AM by RYAN PULTZ. 6 Replies.
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JOSEPH KONONCHIKUser is Offline
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10 Apr 2017 06:49 PM

    If you had one choice what would you buy or use to process cons for fine gold?  I do understand classification has a big part in this. I have used the blue bowl, bucket sluice and a few diy projects.  Also does the spiral wheel work? I thought of building a shaker table. I just wish someone made a shaker table for a small guy. I can not justify spending that type of money for something I would use maybe 1to2 times a year when I go on vacation from FL at GA.

     

    James HendersonUser is Offline
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    11 Apr 2017 08:31 PM
    After trial and error, my preferred method is the Blue Bowl. In my opinion the amount of gold recovered with the bowl is better than other methods that I have tried.
    ARTHUR WAUGHUser is Offline
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    12 Apr 2017 06:13 PM
    For the fines, (Iwould say from 75 mesh and finer), you can make a Miller table fairly easily, and on the cheap.  Make a "sluice" box with a way to spread out the flow evenly across.  Paint the inside with chalkboard paint and there you go.  Run it as a re-circ unit.  Have to fine tune to your material and play with it some.
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    Wayne CrowderUser is Offline
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    12 Apr 2017 06:44 PM
    Good advice, Arthur.

    I have been considering a Miller table and building my own. There are some pretty good videos on YouTube that show how to make one. One fellow even shows how to make one with a catch bottle built in.

    JOSEPH KONONCHIKUser is Offline
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    17 Apr 2017 06:58 PM

    I did see plans for a miller table. I did make one but do not think I built it correctly. I also seen some guys use craft cutting mat. One big question is how much water flow? Or what size pump should be used?  Thanks  for the reply.  

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    18 Apr 2017 12:47 PM
    When you build the header it helps to do it so you can put some ninners moss under it as I did .It helps smooth out the water .I use a 500 gallon pump from wallmart on mine with a valve so I can control the water flow .
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    RYAN PULTZUser is Offline
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    21 Apr 2017 07:40 AM

    My go to for 30 mesh or smaller is my miller table. What I do is I have a small bottle with four or five 100 mesh specks of gold I will run the water and drop the flakes one at a time adjusting the water till they stick. Once they stay where placed I will run my 50 and smaller mesh at that point I know up to 100 mesh will stick. Then I repeat that with a few 50 mesh flakes adjusting the water till they stick. Then I will run my 20 to 50 mesh cons. So far this is the best method I have found. I also have found the key to a miller table is even smooth flow. Good luck Stay golden 

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