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What_Trigger
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From: Stanthorpe, QLD
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13 December 2016 10:31 pm

Hi guys,
Just thought id ask directly regarding about the backed spaghetti mats. Ive noticed people talk about course woven, mid woven etc.
Just wondering if this stuff would be fine or is it too closed?
Thats a $2 coin for size comparison

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ozziii
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13 December 2016 10:38 pm

Looks like the close woven stuff to me, similar to some I have here, also have the slightly loser woven mat which I have in the highbanker, it works well.
I would think the close woven mat like you have might catch fines better than the loser woven mat but I haven't tried it yet. Check out the Dream mat, I just got a Gold Rat river sluice with it, tried it the other day & it worked pretty well.

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13 December 2016 10:42 pm

Hey What_Trigger,
Wow just saw your post and was going to ask the same thing. I was in bunnings today and saw these grey Mats for about $15 and thought it would be perfect!
My thoughts were that anything is better than nothing and have seen carpet being used so can't see why this woven rubber mat wouldn't work.
Just so you know I know sweet FA about sluicing and can't find anywhere to do in Central Qld anyway but I think I will still make 1 just for the fun of it. Anyway sorry for the lack of knowing.
Hooroo mate.


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What_Trigger
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13 December 2016 10:42 pm

Been looking at the dream mat, cant find any info though on how it would perform on nuggets in the .5 gram size and up. Although they wouldn't be common and at the end of the day I could just run the detector over the tailings just to make sure.

But if I go that route, it'll be a little further down the track due to the current set up expense

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What_Trigger
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13 December 2016 10:49 pm

Dirt Monster, That mat from bunnings is exactly what I purchased.
I couldnt find anything else in toowoomba for the day we had up there that wasnt overly expensive and bouncing in christmas shopping.

I was originally from Gladstone but only started fossicking since moving to stanthorpe about 4 years ago

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13 December 2016 10:55 pm

That's what I'll be buying as soon as I get back home in a week. Still don't know where I'm going to use it but hey .... you gotta keep the dream alive. Maybe I will just put a light under the sluice after I make it and display in the shed for moiself to admire! big_smile


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7.62marksman
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13 December 2016 11:00 pm

I run the same matting i got from bunnings as well and it has been very kind to me
My new highbanker has what came with it but will be changing it before the next trip
Got some other stuff from masters will post a photo tomorrow for some comments


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Eldorado
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14 December 2016 12:16 am

Got mine from BigW,Bunnings don't sell that mat here anymore.It looks to be the same one I am running in my banker and like Marksman I find it catches the fine gold really well.Put it in your banker Trigger and see how it goes.

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XIV
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14 December 2016 05:57 am

What_Trigger wrote:

Been looking at the dream mat, cant find any info though on how it would perform on nuggets in the .5 gram size and up. Although they wouldn't be common and at the end of the day I could just run the detector over the tailings just to make sure.

But if I go that route, it'll be a little further down the track due to the current set up expense

To solve this problem, run some expanded mesh at the top of the matting.
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After I took this photo, I cut down the mesh to fit, and ran some moss under it.
It catches all the larger pickers no worries.


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What_Trigger
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14 December 2016 10:19 pm

Cheers XIV smile
That may be exactly what I'll do in the future, but much to learn in the meantime. Might as well get the basics right before getting too fancy.

In the meantime I'll run this mat i have since it seems to have gotten the ok

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17 December 2016 08:32 am

Hey guys, I got some un-backed miners moss and black v ribbed matting for underneath.
The banker came with riffles, expanded mesh and carpet. If you start and stop it the gold would blow out the back.

So with riffles, expanded mesh, miners moss, and the ribbed v matt will I still need to clean up each time I stop it?

Logic tells me the gold should run through the moss and be trapped by the v matting.


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17 December 2016 08:40 am

Dont know where the misconception that the dream mat wont hold pickers comes from they can bareky get over the clamp let alone the cells in a dream mat.

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17 December 2016 05:45 pm

G0lddigg@ wrote:

Dont know where the misconception that the dream mat wont hold pickers comes from they can bareky get over the clamp let alone the cells in a dream mat.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 316254.jpg

That's awesome mate, nice big ones there.


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17 December 2016 08:57 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

Hey guys, I got some un-backed miners moss and black v ribbed matting for underneath.
The banker came with riffles, expanded mesh and carpet. If you start and stop it the gold would blow out the back.

So with riffles, expanded mesh, miners moss, and the ribbed v matt will I still need to clean up each time I stop it?

Logic tells me the gold should run through the moss and be trapped by the v matting.

Bump


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7.62marksman
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17 December 2016 09:50 pm

i am going to try this tomorrow $5 from masters the week before it closed down
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with some of this ute matting under it
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17 December 2016 09:54 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

Hey guys, I got some un-backed miners moss and black v ribbed matting for underneath.
The banker came with riffles, expanded mesh and carpet. If you start and stop it the gold would blow out the back.

So with riffles, expanded mesh, miners moss, and the ribbed v matt will I still need to clean up each time I stop it?

Logic tells me the gold should run through the moss and be trapped by the v matting.

Mate the short answer is yes moss packs up when you shut down and you need to get it active again. Provided you have enough water and angle to get your material fluid again you can shut down and start up again but yoi need enough riffle coverage for this to work. Expanded metal works well and you see this in commercial washplants.


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17 December 2016 10:18 pm

Thanks for the reply Dustin AKA Goldratt.Even though I didn't buy you product you made an effort to pass on your knowledge. Thanks mate, good bloke!


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17 December 2016 10:29 pm

I like the look of that ribbed matting Marksman,how would a piece of that go on the slick area under the hopper to catch the fine Oallen gold? Or maybe in the hopper itself.

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7.62marksman
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17 December 2016 10:57 pm

no idea but i will be fitting it tomorrow see how it runs
i use that in my cleanup half pipe at the end of the day and it so much quicker then panning and you dont loose any

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18 December 2016 07:57 am

Occasional_panner wrote:

Thanks for the reply Dustin AKA Goldratt.Even though I didn't buy you product you made an effort to pass on your knowledge. Thanks mate, good bloke!

Mate im always a prospector and Pa member before a manufacturer goes without saying saying ill help where I can.

I ran moss with vribb under expanded metal for years with great results i just got tired of collecting heaps of concentrates and eventually migrated to gold hog and this year dream mat.


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#21

What_Trigger
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18 December 2016 12:29 pm

Golddigg, with the dream mat been 10" wide, just curious to what us with the 250mm wide sluicys can do to fit the mat. As looking at XIV's mat trimming a little off each side looks like it would effect the actual catch cell

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18 December 2016 01:28 pm

Hey what_trigger

Mate i get alot of guys swapping out their riffles for dream mat running sluicy bankers. Theres a fair wide open tolerance in their models so some are 250mm some 255.5 some 240mm so its a bit hard for me to make a recommendation.

Id say out of maybe 20 odd that i know of the 10 inch mat pushed in fine meaning the sluice channel was more like 254mm remembering it is urethane so its soft and rubber like so it can be forced down. When sitting in the car on a hot day it will expand. I would simply trim the under edge round with some skissors which would work to make a round edge releasing the pressure.

If you want to ship your banker to me i can pull the mat and lay it inside a channel before it fully cures.

Some guys just bought a 8 inch mat and build rubber bumpers which i shot a video of how to do a few months back.

Personally id use the 10 inch and round the underside which can be done without having to cut through half an inch of urethane


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#23

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18 December 2016 04:37 pm

Just measured mine it's 255mm


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G0lddigg@
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18 December 2016 04:43 pm

There you go so you're one if the 10 inch ones


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7.62marksman
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18 December 2016 04:45 pm

Fitted the new matt and gave it a good run approx 4 hours before each clean very good result and there was gold trapped in the v matt
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