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MICHAEL STRAWUser is Offline
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23 Dec 2014 08:26 AM
    I am looking at the Gold Cube and I am wondering which combo works best? There is the Cube with the Classifier Plate or the Cube with the Desert Fox Trommel. I am more interested in the quality of processed material than the quantity of material processed although quantity is a factor. If anybody has used the Desert Fox I would like their input as to its performance and durability, especially when it is with the Gold Cube.
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    23 Dec 2014 12:54 PM
    I have a gold cube and it works great. I can run 5  5gal buckets of black sand off the beach in about a hour and after clean up I will have less than a cup of cons with no gold loss. I had 2 other gold wheels and sold both.
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    29 Jan 2015 05:19 PM

    Michael as a friend of The owner of Gold Cube I can recommend it but I always say go to a dealer and touch one with your hands. The GPAA show schedule  is all over this site . stop by and the visit, well worth your entry fee. Les

     

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    31 Jan 2015 04:44 AM
    From listening to Mike Pung interviews, the choice between the banker and the trommel boils down to: what are you processing. If you are working with heavy clay, the banker lets you break up the clay better. If you are working with sand or gravels, the trommel is faster.
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    27 Mar 2015 08:11 PM
    I saw Mike Pung demonstrate the gold cube at one of my local club's claims last year.  I think the design is excellent, but it is not a high volume machine...don't get the shovel out.  Classified to 1/4", and trowel fed only.  Probably great for cleaning cons from something much larger.  A larger version of this would be interesting.
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    17 Apr 2015 09:48 AM
    Take a look at the Classifier Plate that Crisson Mine sells. I think it is lot better than the Cube sells. A local guy name Chris makes, trommels for the cube and other equipment. I believe the classifer from cube would not hold up. I have a cube and wish it came out before I bought all the other equipment.
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    06 May 2015 11:56 AM
    This last month I took my new gold cube up to Loud Mine just to see what it could do. I ran it with the classifier on it and ran 20 five gallon buckets a day through it and had no problems other than having to cross the river to fill five buckets with dirt at a time, I drive a Jeep Wrangler Extreme so that's all I could carry at once, this was time consuming. I would have gladly paid a fee to have the tractor drop me off a load of dirt every time I needed it, but was told they don't do that. It would seem to me that getting a few bucks to run a tractor for five minutes would be a good way to pick up extra money for the clubhouse , and don't tell me it cost to much in fuel because I own the same size tractor and I know what it costs to run. Now back to the Gold Cube, Yes the cube is a little slower than the high banker but like I learned from Kevin at the last outing it is the quality of the recovery not the Quantity of the dirt processed. I would have to say that my cleanouts were the most productive that I have had since going to Loud Mine. There is a lot of Fine Gold at Loud Mine and I would have to say that the Cube catches more than a highbanker . I ran the Cube with a 12 volt 1100 gal phr pump with the pump directly in the holding pond with no problems and I shoveled the dirt directly on to the stainless steel classifier plate with no problems. I would do my cleanout after having run 20 buckets, I will admit that I was a little skeptical at first so I reran my first tailings pile and found nothing, that made a believer out of me . There are two things I would do to improve this unit, First I would run a tee fitting off the main water line and hook up a small water hose with a spray head to aid in washing out the cube during clean up and washing large rock and lastly but to me the most important, would be to have a stand with better legs for leveling because the stand that comes with the Cube is a pain in the neck with those little thumb screws and you must have the Cube level, so incorporate a level in the stand also. I will be running the Cube at the Loud Mine outing in June so stop and say Hi. Almost forgot No Gas, No Heavy Noisy Pumps, No Bulky Hoses, can be used in the Desert as a Recirculater and takes up a whole lot less room when transporting. CUBE IT OR LOOSE IT.
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    03 Aug 2015 06:12 PM

    I tried out my Gold Cube last week. Still unsure if it is as good as advertised. Sorta seemed the pump that came with it was running a tad fast.

    Although it looked like the same flow rate as i have seen on the videos.







    Running about half a bucket of 1/8 cons, there were 3 small, real small, pieces of gold.

    Not much bigger than the grains of black sand in there.



    I had powdered some rocks down to 100 mesh and was leary of running them through the Gold Cube.

    There was one small piece of gold that you needed 800x to see it in the powder.



    Don't think you would have ever found it in the Gold Cube. 



    Thoughts?



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    04 Aug 2015 09:31 AM
    I ran the rest of some 100 mesh crushed rocks.
    One rock that i had for a sample had two pieces of gold.
    One piece of gold that appears to have barely gotten through the 100 mesh (width was just less than 100, but length was longer. Could have gone through diagonally) and another that appears it might have been able to go through 200 mesh.
    Having run the Gold Cube and it trapping some of the apperant size of 200 mesh, it would have trapped what i panned today from that one rock.

    Still unsure about the real fine gold.
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    04 Aug 2015 12:33 PM
    Hey Joseph, I recently did a little fine gold experiment (because that's all I can find apparently)... It was all
    Gold Cube concentrates.

    First off, my gold is chunky, not big, but it hasn't been smoothed out and pounded flat, I'm pretty much sitting on the source, the gold
    hasn't moved more than a few 100 feet. With my shape gold, I've found the cube catches 99%+ of it in the first tray.. I don't even bother
    with the lower trays anymore.. I keep those in a seperate bucket and run them back through when cleaning up the panning tubs.

    Anyways, I decided to try classifying down further and further to see what would happen.. Apparently I was losing a lot of really fine gold...
    I went all the way down to a 400. A word of caution on mesh size.. When you get real small (big # mesh), the wire size really messes with the
    actual hole size. My 400 screen is a .001 wire size and a .0015 hole size.. My 250 is a .0015 wire size and .0025 hole size. My 120 screen is
    a .0043 inch hole size. So we are talking tiny stuff here, they say the naked human eye can't see anything that is .004" and below... An
    average human hair is about .003-.004 thick, but its long, so you can see it.

    I found hundreds and hundreds of pieces in the .0015 to .0025 range, but I couldn't get a good pic of it. Lets see if I can get a pic to work here. I've
    had no luck at all on this site getting pics to post properly.

    It seems the gold cube is quite capable of catching the tiny tiny tiny stuff, at least the gold that is shaped like the stuff I'm dealing with.

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    04 Aug 2015 12:36 PM
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/p...yet-4.html

    No luck on the pics again... But there is a link to a little write up of it, if you are interested. With pics..
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    04 Aug 2015 04:27 PM
    Posted By robert walker on 04 Aug 2015 12:36 PM

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/prospectors-journals/437396-complete-newb-but-i-m-having-quite-adventure-i-haven-t-found-much-yet-4.html



    No luck on the pics again... But there is a link to a little write up of it, if you are interested. With pics..


    from link post # 51, first pic.

    the gold just to the left of center pile in the corners. That is about the size i got from a stream bed. Only three pieces.

    Only classed to 1/8.

     

    The rock crusher with 100 mesh is sorta the size of the 2nd pic. Gold was actually finer than that.

    Maybe two pieces, well except for one. Do have fine dots in what i saved. Just trying to figure best way to get them out.

     

    I don't know. I an't going to mess with this size. Sorta figured it out that it was $40.00 a yard, tad less the $40.00 with current pricing.

     

    Going to back claim in Sept/Oct and check again. If I can get 5 pieces of what i did the first time I'll buy a small backhow 1.5 Cubic ft bucket.

    Might be worth it. Private claim. For it to be so heavily mineralized I expected more.


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    10 May 2016 06:00 PM
    I have the gold cube 4 stack and use it exclusively for my hard rock mine. I can't afford a table right now so this works. I have to crush my ore and its -200 mesh run it through the cube dry and the cube catches all the fine flour gold no problem at all. I can't get any other piece of gear in this price range that will work this way and is so easy to use. FYI I do not know anyone who makes the machine and purchased this myself.
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    24 May 2016 06:24 AM

    First Run of New Gold Cube.  Ran #10 Classified Clay (blue/grey/tan).  Clean up below.

    Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
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    24 May 2016 06:34 AM

    Is that your cube Brad?  I'm so jealous.   I've had that baby on my amazon wishlist for 3 years .. the family still hasn't gotten all my hints.  Lol.

    Nice setup.

    Ed

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    24 May 2016 06:47 AM
    Thanks Ed! The stork delivered her from Dahlonega last week.

    I sold some dust collecting equipment to make room for this. The Cube has replaced 2-3 other weapons in my gold collecting arsenal.

    I was skeptical until I ran some really gooey clay through it and found zero color in my tailings.

    I should delete this post and pics as the Gold Cube is a secret weapon, at least to me.

    Golden Days and Golden Trails Ed!
    Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
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    24 May 2016 06:50 AM
    If you buy a Gold Cube and want the Gold Banker (look at photo, to the left of the Cube), talk to Tammy at Crisson Gold Mine and Mining Equipment. They make a custom "gold banking classifier" that is built like a tank for the same money as the lighter duty version that is OEM.
    Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
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    24 May 2016 07:49 AM
    Unless I hit the lottery, I'm going to hold off on buying one this year. Maybe I'll win one at an outing, gold show, or one of the various raffles I've entered the past few weeks.

     

    Did you pre-process the clay before putting it in the cube?  

    Ed

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    24 May 2016 08:04 AM
    RE: Clay

    I "soaked" it for 2 days after classification to #10. It soaked in a 5 gallon bucket with about a large table spoon of Dawn Ultra. I vigorously stirred the material until it was like a cement mix and nearly uniform. I still had to hand knead several golf ball size and smaller clay balls prior to feeding the gold cube.

    I was very concerned as the amount of clay in the material is very high. I was nearly convinced that running the material would be an exercise in futility.

    I am a GOLD CUBE BELIEVER. Knowing what I know now, If I just starting in this hobby/pastime/retirement career (read obsession, ), I would start with pans, classifiers and a Gold Cube


    The key is classification and making sure that any heavy clay material is busted up to smaller than marble size prior to feeding, even after classifying.
    Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
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    26 May 2016 04:14 PM
    I bought a Gold Cube with the high banker and I love it. I use a hand brush I got at the dollar store to brush the larger rocks off it, but I am always amazed at how easy it is to use. Almost works itself.
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