Vacuum Techniques
Last Post 28 Feb 2018 04:31 PM by WILLIAM HALL. 3 Replies.
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AARON SCULLINUser is Offline
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28 Feb 2018 10:27 AM
    I just purchased a Royal Manufacturing Gas Powered Bucket Vacuum. I want to learn what tips our prospecting community has to offer me.

    Do you vacuum up several buckets and take those home to process? Or do you recommend processing the material on site.

    What routine works best for you?
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    28 Feb 2018 02:14 PM
    What ever is best for you .I do vacuum after digging a hole to get what is left in the bottom of the hole .Some times I bring it home and other times dry wash it on sight .I do still classify it down .You will get some rocks that are bigger than I wish to bring home .So it is up to the person as to what to do.
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    AARON SCULLINUser is Offline
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    28 Feb 2018 02:36 PM
    Thanks for the reply Joseph. I like the idea of cleaning up the hole with the vacuum. Good idea to leave the heavy rocks on the claim! No need to carry them home. Unless they are nuggets! Ha

    I suppose it all depends on how much gear I want to haul out with me too. I like taking my ATV out. So space is a little limited. If I bring the vacuum and the dry washer, no room for buckets. However I won't need the buckets if I dry wash and concentrate my material. I haven't fell into a rhythm of what to take and what not to take yet. Each situation is different I'm finding.
    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    28 Feb 2018 04:31 PM
    The problem with leaving stuff home is, you'd wish you had brought it at some point
    It also helps to know the territory/landscape/terrain conditions

    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
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