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29 Replies and 31746 Views Gold Cube vs Blue Bowl  31746  29 Started by  fritzj8
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Which do you think is better at recovering fine gold, the Gold Cube or Blue Bowl and why  I have owned and used the Blue Bowl for several years now, and can really appreciate how much fine gold it recovers.  However, I don't like the fact you need to wash your concentrates first or else the water gets really cloudy, which makes it very hard to see what you are doing.  This process can take a lot of time and water to accomplish.  Unfortunately, I have only use...
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by  DAVID JENSENJump to last post
14 Feb 2019 11:56 AM
4 Replies and 186 Views Handheld GPS  186  4 Started by  jdebroux Hey there fellow prospectors. My wife got me membership for Christmas and Im in the midst of planning a few trips to some of the local claims. It dawned on me that I will probably need something that will be able to tell me my current location. I want to avoid inadvertently digging on property that I don't have any access to. With that being said, can any one out there recommend a modestly priced, handheld GPS that is able to cache loations/coordinates, provide a map and has way point to way...
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by  Jason deBrouxJump to last post
24 Jan 2019 10:39 PM
2 Replies and 280 Views Traveling with equipment  280  2 Started by  timschoen85@gmail.com I live in New England and travel quite a bit, and I'm constantly asking myself 'how do I get my equipment out here' I have a kit that I use here at home that condenses into a pack, and carry my stream sluice which is great. I also own a hard rock claim North of Wickenburg which requires a whole different set of tools. My issue is do I ship my sluice Check it as a bag and risk TSA destroying it Should I rent equipment from a local shop Any ideas
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by  Timothy SchoenJump to last post
14 Jan 2019 01:14 PM
11 Replies and 44753 Views vehicle recommended for prospecting  44753  11 Started by  blackchipjim  Hello all, I guess this is the best place to ask this question. I am going back to prospect some of the areas I have been researching by map. I just wonder what your  opinion is on vehicles to go into the desert and mountainous regions of arizona. I had rented a suv last time and was leery of some of the sandy washes i encountered. I was going to rent a jeep wrangler if for nothing else but for it's tires and ground clearance. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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by  Burt C Greenfield JrJump to last post
20 Oct 2018 01:28 PM
9 Replies and 28777 Views Recommendations for handheld GPS unit?  28777  9 Started by  MtnPipr Heya All, So I have been reading on the Claim Directory that folks say to buy a handheld GPS unit instead of relying on the cellphone.  Given that my AT&T iPhone hardly ever gets receptions in the mountains, I can appreciate that recommendation.  Trouble is, there are a *ton* of units out there ranging from very little to crazy money. Any members care to weigh in on what would work for finding the ingress and center of claim coordination for the GPAA claims that are posted on thi...
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by  BRAD HATTJump to last post
05 Sep 2018 08:30 AM
8 Replies and 44843 Views Awesome pail top classifier - check it out - cheap!  44843  8 Started by  DeanOlson           12' Round Coarse Mesh Culinary Basket   Guys I spent an entire day searching the web for basket style classifiers and all I found were quite expensive, except this one which I ordered and was surprised at how sturdy it is - works great! Read 6 reviews Item : 407SLCB012C     here is the link:     https://www.webstaurantstore.com/12-round-fine-mesh-culinary-basket/407SLCB012F.html
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by  Demitry MediuchoJump to last post
05 Aug 2018 02:31 PM
9 Replies and 32513 Views Gold Cube Recirculator  32513  9 Started by  m83striker
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by  Randy WielandJump to last post
10 Jul 2018 04:03 AM
1 Replies and 1715 Views Pay to dig in Buena Vista Colorado  1715  1 Started by  prospector_41 I am looking for a place to pay to dig for GOLD in or around Buena Vista CO. Any help will very welcome.
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
03 Jun 2018 05:36 AM
0 Replies and 383 Views looking for a 2 in dredge nozzel  383  0 Started by  Mistman i am looking to buy a 2 in dredge nozzel and maybe a hose with if anyone has these please message me thanks bill
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01 Jun 2018 10:17 AM
3 Replies and 2677 Views Hand cranked trommels  2677  3 Started by  michGPAA Webwrangler Hi all, I'm looking for a hand cranked trommel similar to ones sold by the now defunct black sheep mining store outta California. If anyone can point me in the right direction, that'd be great. My wife wants one. Hence, the reason I look for it. 
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by  ARTHUR PEARSONJump to last post
24 May 2018 08:10 PM
1 Replies and 2814 Views Looking for new dredge price comparisons  2814  1 Started by  BRMC Hello, I have decided to purchase a Keene 2.5' - 4HP Ultra Dredge With Suction Nozzle. Finding a few price differences from retailers. Does anyone suggest a retailer online which may provide a sale or very good price Thanks! Jim
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by  FREDDIE BECKJump to last post
15 May 2018 04:04 PM
1 Replies and 15311 Views Where to sell Antique Equipment  15311  1 Started by  bjlcbarr My Dad was a collector of antique mining equipment 40-50 years ago. His yard is practically a museum of 100 year old rock crushers, small gas engines, miners picks, etc. He also has some antique assay equipment like button molds, crucible and scales. I have decided it needs to sell to pay for his assisted living. What is the best magazine or online marketplace for selling this stuff There used to be a couple of annual mining equipment shows years ago. I couldn't find info online. Thanks
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
09 Apr 2018 03:45 PM
9 Replies and 21902 Views Gold Rush Nugget Bucket  21902  9 Started by  kcreamer Has anyone used the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, if so would you recommend it.  I'm trying to find an easy and fun way for my elementary kids to start prospecting.
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by  Don WendtJump to last post
31 Jan 2018 09:55 PM
5 Replies and 16125 Views Miller Table Setup Help  16125  5 Started by  goldhammer I just won a Jimbo's Gold Miller Table kit, including pump.  Tried contacting him through his website and have heard nothing back in a couple of weeks.  No instructions are included, but I figured out the assembly from the slide show on his site. Looking to find an initial setup as far as flow and angle to run it at.  Any thoughts are welcome, as this will be first experience with one.
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
23 Jan 2018 07:19 PM
35 Replies and 42687 Views Gold cube  42687  35 Started by  minermikey
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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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by  Joe HutchinsonJump to last post
16 Jan 2018 12:52 PM
3 Replies and 7485 Views Looking to buy used Highbanker  7485  3 Started by  Drok625 I am looking to buy a power sluice, Highbanker and/or Dredge combo.
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by  A. BRENT HARSHBARGERJump to last post
09 Jan 2018 06:05 AM
0 Replies and 2446 Views Gold Screw  2446  0 Started by  pat2090 I have a A&B Prospecting Gold Screw for sale. It has only been used a few times and has never been in the field. Asking $650. These panning machines are $1000 new. Text 623-826-7629 if interested.
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24 Sep 2017 07:03 PM
1 Replies and 12611 Views Legal Foot Valve 5/64 or 3/32...How?  12611  1 Started by  MOJAVEJOE@VERIZON.NET OK Guys, Foot valve intake screen now has to be 5/64ths square or 3/32nds round holes, in WA.  How is this being accomplished I saw one guy that had a mesh bag with small holes wrapped around his stock foot valve. It was about twice as big as the foot valve so no restriction of flow.  But where to find such a bag Looked like a good idea though.                      &nbs...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
14 Aug 2017 11:24 AM
8 Replies and 15383 Views must haves vs helpful  15383  8 Started by  dosage.ms@gmail.com I was hoping you all could help put together a list of must have items for a 'backpacking one man creek-side' operation, and any items that can be tossed in the bag to make prospecting life easer. Thanks! -5 gal bucks -classifier -shovel -pan -sluice  
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by  CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKIJump to last post
26 Jul 2017 07:32 PM
6 Replies and 6290 Views Processing 50 and higher mess for fine gold  6290  6 Started by  hunterjoe@comcast.net 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.  
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by  RYAN PULTZJump to last post
21 Apr 2017 07:40 AM
1 Replies and 4456 Views Hookah AIr Systems  4456  1 Started by  freddieb Looking into purchasing a Hookah system for use with my dredge. Don't want to go T80/gas powered and only use battery powered unit. I know you are limited to underwater time with them due to being battery but will have 2 batteries with me. only will be using about 2-3 hours max since most of my dredging is in shallow water (long arming) but want it in case I get into some good material that I need to get head under water. Been looking at the HOOKAHMAX, Brownie3rdlung, and Gator-gill systems but ...
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by  James ShortJump to last post
20 Apr 2017 05:24 PM
2 Replies and 3659 Views The Gold Webb  3659  2 Started by  cmckeever Hi, Saw a You Tube video on 'The Gold Webb.'  https://www.youtube.com/watchv=ZeQ0U_EmKFc    It claims to recover 'clean gold' from 'black sand.'  One of the questions asked the poster was if it recovers -100 mesh gold.  The poster did not answer.   I was just wondering if anyone has tried 'The Gold Webb' out and did it recover real fine gold.  I have occasion to do beach prospecting and the best I can find is -50 mesh but mostly -100 and smaller.  
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by  Keith PerronJump to last post
06 Mar 2017 03:53 PM
3 Replies and 4789 Views Trailer/Camper  4789  3 Started by  freddieb Ok here is my new baby. 6x12 trailer that I made some changes to. First it is a little higher on the inside than a standard 6x12 as it has a 6' 6' interior height (bought it that way). Ok now I put shelving and created a table/storage area in the 'V' nose area to put my chairs/cot/personal gear in. Next I made a moveable wall with door to put on the back end to enclose the trailer but have access ( basically creating a camper shell). I also made 2 blocks for the ramp to sit on to turn it into a ...
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by  freddie beckJump to last post
21 Feb 2017 07:44 AM
3 Replies and 4541 Views Keene Green Rubber Matting  4541  3 Started by  rwhall73 Anyone have any experience with the effectiveness of the Keene Rubber green matting vs Gold Hog mat  I bought a Minimax and was wondering if it was beneficial to switch out the matting. Looking at water flow rates of 2-3k GPH moderate pitch.  
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
18 Feb 2017 04:40 PM
0 Replies and 2146 Views Sluice Leg bracket  2146  0 Started by  rwhall73 Does anyone know where you can get leg brackets at a reasonable price  Something like this.  One that can rotate would be better. Thanks  
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12 Feb 2017 03:41 PM
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