desert clasifier
Last Post 23 Mar 2015 05:58 AM by CHRIS HIRSCH. 8 Replies.
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01 Mar 2015 10:51 AM

    Here are few photos of a classifier I made for a friend. I have another one that I made before this but the parts I used for his are readily available at Home Depot. This really increased my production the last few times I went to SW Arizona. I used a wire drawer, a plastic tub. some 1/4" good quality plywood, some light angle-aluminum, and 1/4" hardware cloth. The drawer fits perfectly into the tub but is still easy to remove so you can dump the larger material. I used mine for about 10 days of hard use before I had to replace the hardware cloth. The last time I was out, I ended up running 40, 5 gal. buckets of 1/4" material. Just thought y'all might like to see this. Any questions or comments are welcome. Chris

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    01 Mar 2015 11:50 AM
    That's a great idea! I am new to desert prospecting but I will try it. Did you find anything?
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    01 Mar 2015 12:05 PM
    Hy Gary, I always find some gold but not anything to brag about. For me it's the adventure of it and the escape. I love doing it.
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    01 Mar 2015 01:35 PM

    Good idea, looks sturdy.  Do you find it hard to replace the screen/cloth?

    Frank Lilly --------------------------------------------------------- http://ourdiggingadventures.blogspot.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix, Arizona
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    02 Mar 2015 02:46 PM
    Hey Frank, it's not too bad changing out the hardware cloth. It's held together with some small nuts and bolts and the cloth is folded around the sides which you can kinda see in the photo. Cutting the cloth is not too fun but also not a big deal. I changed out the one I use in about 30 minutes.

    CH
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    09 Mar 2015 08:54 AM
    Looks good and very handy! Thanks for sharing the info!
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    22 Mar 2015 06:21 PM
    I just got back for Greaterville, AZ and unfortunately I got rained out. First time that's happened there. I did get some digging time in before the rains though. The hardware cloth did not hold up. I am going to replace it with some heavy duty wire mesh. That should completely solve the problem. I did get some gold. :-)
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    22 Mar 2015 09:12 PM
    Posted By CHRIS HIRSCH on 22 Mar 2015 06:21 PM
    I just got back for Greaterville, AZ and unfortunately I got rained out. First time that's happened there. I did get some digging time in before the rains though. The hardware cloth did not hold up. I am going to replace it with some heavy duty wire mesh. That should completely solve the problem. I did get some gold. :-)

    Bummer about the rain, but it's always nice when you can come back with a little color.


    Frank Lilly --------------------------------------------------------- http://ourdiggingadventures.blogspot.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix, Arizona
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    23 Mar 2015 05:58 AM
    Hey Frank. Yeah but it's one time out of 5 trips that this happened. Hopefully it won't happen again for a while. I try to make it to Greaterville 3 times a year but may only be able to get there twice this year. But, I could just up and go at the last minute at any time! :-) I live in the Houston, TX area so it's a long haul.

    CH

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