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Last Post 12 Nov 2019 04:47 PM by  CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKI
Gold cube water recirculating set up
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Joshua Renteria
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06 Nov 2019 12:08 AM
    Looking for some ideas/ other peoples set up for the cube just got one this summer
    CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKI
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    07 Nov 2019 02:56 PM
    I have a four legged stand I extend tall enough to fit a five gallon bucket under to collect tailings. This flows into a 20 gallon cement mixing bucket from home depot. A lot of muck settles in this. In the 20 gallon cement mixing bucket, I cut a lip where water flows in a 10 gallon cement mixing tub. In this 10 gallon tub is where I place the water pump. I wrap the water pump in some sort of mesh cloth to catch organics.

    Big point is the more water you have the longer you can recirculate.

    Here's my rules of thumb for recirculating. For every five gallons of dirt you run, you produce one gallon of muck to clean out of the bottom of the tubs. Two gallons of water dissapear into every five gallon bucket of dry dirt you run, so as you clear the tailings out and muck out the tub, you need to add plenty of water. For me it's about afive more gallons of water for every three buckets of pay dirt I run. It takes me about an hour to screen enough dirt to -8 mesh to fill a five gallon bucket so I can scoop it through the gold cube.

    Good luck to you and I'd like to see a post on what you decided and how your clean up went.
    Lee Johnson
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    11 Nov 2019 09:56 PM
    I have looked at them and wondered if they are worth it .I have an older a51 sluice with a hopper box on it and I thought about using the Martin gold stop mat in it without the riffles. In it . He said i can run an 1100 g p h pump to recucircule it.
    CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKI
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    12 Nov 2019 04:47 PM
    I think the gold cube is a great machine, its just that it takes time to classify down to 8 mesh. There's trommels you can put on top to help. Its just Don't expect to run a bucket a minute with whatever setup you choose.

    IME and never having used a hopper, but have recirculated with a A 51 sluice, the only way I see it recirculating is if the material was already classified to 8 mesh. I would think the hopper would need to classify to 1/8 mesh, but most hoppers I've seen won't go that small. I've went up to 3000 GPH with my A-51 and it still wasn't enough to push 1/2" stones through using both ridged matting and another run with 3/8 punch plate.

    I only bring this up because I spent a lot of money and time on dumb ideas, most of which were my own.
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