Gold mining bucket tip
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ADAM ANDREWSUser is Offline
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07 Aug 2014 02:32 PM

     If you've carried a bucket full of Gold mining tools very far, like four miles up a river, then you'll like this bucket tip. A snappy grip & a closet rod bracket bolted onto the bucket to carry the Gold pan & a classifier. And in the bucket are the usual tools...small blue pan, rock hammer, crevice tool, scooper, paint brush, black sand magnet, sucker bottle, pouch with viles & tweezers, etc..

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    08 Aug 2014 03:16 AM
    Great advice.
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    09 Aug 2014 06:45 PM
    Great idea!
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    09 Aug 2014 07:32 PM
    Very nice.😃
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    27 Sep 2014 11:49 PM
    looks like a good idea. i will try it.
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    11 Nov 2014 10:37 AM

    Here's my latest version with a Mountain landscape & a reflective coating so I can find my bucket at night with a flashlight.

     

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    11 Nov 2014 10:39 AM

    The pouch is for keeping your sucker bottle safe, I've heard too many stories about losing Gold sucker bottles.

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    11 Nov 2014 10:43 AM

    Here's the reflective coating so a full Moon or a flashlight would give the bucket a bright shine for night time Gold panning...

     

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    11 Nov 2014 10:47 AM

    I'm gonna spend my life looking for Gold, I've got a 4 wheel drive and a...you know the song...

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    18 Nov 2014 08:02 PM
    The closet rod support is a very good idea!
    Have you tried a 35 mesh nylon bag that fits inside your bucket? Drop a shovel full of gravel in the green bag and use the handles like a rocker sluice to work the fine gold out into the water in the bucket. Set the bag aside and check with a metal detector for flakes. No signal then discard and repeat. Very effective, inexpensive, lightweight and super strong. A backpack classifier! Good for holding smaller item like snuffer bottles.
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    http://www.webcocustom.com/greenbag2.jpg

    http://www.webcocustom.com/retailsales.html Scroll down to "Green Bags"
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    30 Nov 2014 10:10 PM
    That's sounds like a good idea. With a whole bucket of 30 mesh I might try a mini sluice, while running the bigger 1/4" paydirt through my folding sluice. I use the Blue bowl for 30 mesh cons, mainly because the blue bowl gets the really small stuff (but don't full throttle it for 50 & 100 mesh, or down the drain it goes.)
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    19 Feb 2016 08:39 PM
    The Gold mining bucket mounted to a back-pack works great too. With the Pan & Classifier on the J hook, there's a lot of room in the back-pack for a folding Sluice Box & the Camping gear. I like this set up so all you carry is your Shovel. Your Shovel makes an awesome walking stick when you're hiking up the river to the Gold.
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    15 Jun 2016 02:47 PM

    I know that, with my bad rotator cuffs, I cannot lift a 5 gallon bucket full of rocks and sand so I'm looking at the collapsible canvas 3 gallon buckets on Amazon... Seems they'd fit comfortably inside of a back pack without adding much weight? And they are made to hold water. I'm still gearing up and need to purchase a back pack, spade, folding shovel, crevice tool, new rock pick since moms are all at home in Texas and a decent pair of work gloves. Already have the pans and classifiers. I bought a package soil sifter set off of ebay that has a ring with removable grids. It came with 3 grids and all three will fit inside of the stainless metal ring. It's about 3" deep so should hold a decent amount of soil. Grids are 1/4", 1/8" and 1/16". That should fit nice and compact in a back pack.

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    16 Jun 2016 07:00 AM
    Posted By Mary McCarty on 15 Jun 2016 02:47 PM

    I know that, with my bad rotator cuffs, I cannot lift a 5 gallon bucket full of rocks and sand so I'm looking at the collapsible canvas 3 gallon buckets on Amazon... Seems they'd fit comfortably inside of a back pack without adding much weight? And they are made to hold water. I'm still gearing up and need to purchase a back pack, spade, folding shovel, crevice tool, new rock pick since moms are all at home in Texas and a decent pair of work gloves. Already have the pans and classifiers. I bought a package soil sifter set off of ebay that has a ring with removable grids. It came with 3 grids and all three will fit inside of the stainless metal ring. It's about 3" deep so should hold a decent amount of soil. Grids are 1/4", 1/8" and 1/16". That should fit nice and compact in a back pack. Mary,

    Mary,

    go to your local grocery store bakery and ask for the 2.5 and 3 gallon buckets that frosting and icing comes in.  Many stores throw them away, give them to employees or offer them for sale for $1 or so each.  They are the perfect size as the top of the bucket is same diameter as a 5 gallon so your classifiers fit.  When full of classified material, it will weigh about......1/2 to 3/5 of a full 5 gallon bucket.  

     

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    16 Jun 2016 07:37 AM
    Thanks! I'll check it out.
    Any hints on what people
    need for proper outfitting or
    did I pretty much hit it all?
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    16 Jun 2016 09:44 AM
    I buy the 3 gallon galvanized pail's (besides the std 5gal buckets). I like the metal/durability, and it doubles as a trash can around around my camp. 

     

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    17 Jun 2016 03:51 AM
    I bought [url=https://www.amazon.com/L-I-C-BackPack-shoulder-straps-waistbelt/dp/B000KD3GTE/ref=pd_ybh_a_52?ie=UTF8&refRID=3SZCCBHS6404YD7DN224]one of these packs[/url] and added a shelf and carry hooks to haul in my prospecting gear, it works real good and you are not burdened with a "bag" when carrying oversized loads.
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    17 Jun 2016 03:23 PM
    Nice pack Kevin. I'm still debating what kind of pack to get. Everything I own has to fit inside of my Mazda2 hatchback with the new cartop carrier so I'm debating on camping gear. All I really need is a small pop-up tent, air mattress (I have osteoarthritis so sleeping on the ground is way out!), hatchet, good knife and a cigarette lighter. I camp light. ;-)
    I really do love that snappy grip that Adam put on his bucket! I've been known to wrap bucket handles with duck tape for comfort but I like the look of that snappy grip better. Adam, where do you purchase those please?
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    12 Aug 2016 03:06 PM

      I buy the Snappy Grips on E-bay for about $1.50 ea. 

      And for sure the lighter weight option is the smaller 2 1/2 gallon bucket with a small pan. The small pan fits in the bucket. Use the closet support rod for the classifier 

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    12 Aug 2016 04:17 PM
    Thanks Adam.
    Will check eBay. I have an account with high feedback plus the PayPal account so I can do that.
    Will have to drill a hole in the lip of my classifyer first. After clambering down a river bank last weekend, the value of your bucket modifications are more than clear!
    Peace!
    Mary
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