Monday, March 30, 2015

Gold Wash Plant (New) For Sale (with or without Jig)

Gold Wash Plant (New) For Sale (with or without Jig)
Not Pictured With Jig
Gold Wash Plant Specifications

Inquire about purchasing this wash plant - click here. or call us at (406) 530-9712.

- 2'-0' x 4'-0' screen with 3/8' diameter holes
- Road travel 5'-3" with a 8'-5" height by 13'-1" length and aprox. travel weight of 3,000 pounds
- Large T-bar grizzly area of 33" by 43"
- Two sluice trays 1'-0" by 6'-0" lined with miner moss
- Right or left sluice discharge position
- Removable trailer tongue
- Road ready with brake and tail lights
- 14" tires and wheels with spring suspension axel
- 2" diameter Camlock water inlet connection for spray bars inside wash drum and at grizzly with regulating valves included.
- Powered by a Honda GX390 gas motor with a 6:1 gearbox reduction and chain drive
- Bearings hace accessible lubrication points
- 18" by 18" by 33" lockable equipment storage box provided
- Two 5/16" diameter ball hitch with safety chains
- 5 to 7 YPH capacity
- $29,500 (USD)


Also available: this same plant with a 12 x 12 pulsating jig (send email for cost)

This is a new wash plant located in Boise, ID.
This one is ready for pay gravel.

SHIPPING: Buyer pays shipping costs from Boise, Idaho, USA.
TAXES: Buyer pays any applicable sales tax.

Inquire about purchasing this wash plant - click here. or call us at (406) 530-9712.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gold Mining Project In Montana


Gold Mining Project In Montana
Working on a local mining project. We are doing some good work and I have been very busy.

This first photo is a shot of the bedrock we got to.






Gold Mining Project In Montana

 Paul is on his way to doing some panning. Yes, we are getting rock in the box here.







Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Placer Mining: Understanding Geological Structure


Placer Mining: Understanding Geological Structure

This is a center cut on a gulch placer we were working here in western Montana years ago. At the time of this photo, we were getting ready to move onto the bench placer in the upper left of the photo.
On the upper right you can see the drain ditch doing its job perfectly.

Understanding the geological structure will enhance your mineral extraction strategy. I was fortunate enough to be trained by the best of the best, old timers who had been mining all their lifetime. What they taught me is pricelss hands-on experience. That is what, I think, every successful miner has to develop - the hands-on experience.

Keep in mind, you are always trying to achieve digging dry gravel. In reality, most of the time you will have water issues of one kind or another.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wash Plant For Sale, includes water pump and welding trailer

Wash Plant For Sale, includes water pump and welding trailer
WASH PLANT
- mobile design, drag it where you want to mine
- less than 50 hours of mining
- Kabota engine
- Grizzly
- three sluices on their shaker
- nugget trap
- one owner
- gator included

WATER PUMP
- 20K gallons
- 6” in and 6” out! ! !
- 300’ of 6" hoses

WELDING TRAILER
- arc welder
- two tanks
- wrenches, mining tools


Wash Plant For Sale, includes water pump and welding trailer








Wash Plant For Sale, includes water pump and welding trailer

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cleaning up the sluice box in Montana

Cleaning up the sluice box in Montana
Les and Albie removing the riffles on one of our  projects here in Montana.

We were getting almost 98% coarse nugget gold and this was all the sluice that we needed.

Cleanups were fast and very easy.
This is usually not the case on most mining projects. Mountains of carpet and blacksands are usually the norm, and a sore back thats for sure!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sluice box: what is with all the water

sluice box
I was working on a small cutterhead dredge on the Caronie River in Venezuela in 2003. This dredge was very successful. You can see the lower pulp density and the enormous amount of water going through the sluice box.

When we did a cleanup, it amazed me to see the amount of fine gold that was captured. I spent the usual time worrying what we lost but the front of the box was very good with the recovery of fine Gold and even an occasional Diamond.

Great day of fishing

great day of fishing