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#26

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18 December 2016 04:59 pm

Nice improvement on the carpet mate. Id just run the expanded mesh mate youll double your throughput and smooth everything out with better capture rates


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18 December 2016 05:42 pm

G0lddigg@ wrote:

Nice improvement on the carpet mate. I'd just run the expanded mesh mate you'll double your throughput and smooth everything out with better capture rates

That's interesting, I have the same brand, but a G11 which is 900mm long.
So if you change to miners moss with the v matt underneath it's better to do away with the riffles altogether?

The expanded mesh that comes with the sluicy is pretty thin, would it help to go up in size?

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18 December 2016 06:29 pm

I have left some v mat exposed at the top to make it easy to see any colour as you wash your gravel. Makes it easier to keep on the pay dirt without pulling the box apart and a cleanout.


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18 December 2016 06:32 pm

Hey Mark yes riffles and mesh work against each other unless the mesh has no undercurrent which you can achieve better with carpet. Moss is great for keeping things fluid and mesh is better at maintaining fluid and riffle exchange. I personally like walkway grade mesh as its super reliable and efficient..

Up to you if you go larger or not but you will find low profile mesh is great for low profile gold. A perfect example of this is the becah boxes of nome alaska or new zealand. A higher profile opens things up a bit for a wider range of heavies i find the larger mesh i get more specimen gold.


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18 December 2016 06:34 pm

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18 December 2016 09:13 pm

That then leads to another question, I got used to getting a nice wave over each riffle to create the dead zones for trapping gold, how do you judge the amount of water needed when just using expanded mesh/moss/v matt?

I'll have to shout you some beers when you come down my way wink


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18 December 2016 09:31 pm

Imagine hundreds of small riffles accept they don't have the mesh on the base to interfere with the backwards movement created with a dialed in system. Instead you can see a more active upward jostle of material.
Youll need to get some material in the box first and run clean water to relearn.

You should see dark up top and blue mat towards the front of each arc riffle. Science is the same its still crash theory just alot more exchange going on and alot better fluid dynamics for stratification.


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18 December 2016 09:42 pm

thanks mate i will try your idea next weekend seems logical to me
so do i go one or two grades of expanded mesh


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#34

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18 December 2016 10:06 pm

Up to you mate. I ran a single mesh myself but have made many sluices with variations of size. The idea is to keep smoothing the flow out means you get more micron gold as the length goes on.

Let us know how you go


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18 December 2016 10:10 pm

Yes will do thanks mate


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19 December 2016 10:04 am

How big are the gaps in that walkway mesh Dustin?


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19 December 2016 10:22 am

these are the three different gauges i use, the large walkway mesh is 32x100 the aly on the right is 9x21 and the small stuff is great for running the wrong way as a clay scrubber in a header box and is 3x6.3 commonly found in security window suppliers its tuff stuff.

there's no point paying for galv in walkway it will come off anyway the best way to prevent rust is with use smile
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19 December 2016 05:47 pm

Thanks mate, it appears to be hard to source, I found one bloke who had some 60x40 but had to buy a 1200x2400 sheet for $160.

Everyone I spoke to said they scrapped all their offcuts for xmas cash. One bloke had 3 full sheets he tossed yesterday................ BUGGER!


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19 December 2016 06:12 pm

Yeh thats about it mate $160 a sheet. Sorry i dont have any leftover otherwise I'd send you some. I use it for my welder table frames some ramps and a few boot scrapers but havent bought any for a while. Maybe start a thread and see if anyone else wnats to chuck in for a bit.


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19 December 2016 06:17 pm

I found this one too, would this size be better?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/112007339249?rmvSB=true


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19 December 2016 06:32 pm

U dont want that its a architectual rolled mesh. You want raised only


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20 December 2016 04:10 pm

OK well I had a trip to the scrap yard, I found a security screen, and some walkway mesh pieces, I'll have to cut and weld the walkway stuff, but that's fine.
I could also double up some of the smaller stuff I have, dunno if that will create funny currents through it though.
Anyway what do you reckon will work better. Next trip will be reedy so fairly small stuff.

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20 December 2016 05:03 pm

Well done you got yourself some nice profiles there thatll do just fine mate.


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20 December 2016 05:18 pm

Here is a vid of the small stuff spaced two high. I was only running a garden tap, so not enough flow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRiwJ6nGJQ


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20 December 2016 05:22 pm

I got some of the heavier gauge stuff that is only 215 wide. If anyone would like it give me a yell, one strip is prop 50cm and there are a few 20cm lengths as well you could weld together.


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20 December 2016 05:48 pm

Looks nice and active mate


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#47

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20 December 2016 06:01 pm

yeah, here is the bits I can't use sing out if anyone wants it. Also the security door will have plenty left over too.1482217287_215mm.jpg


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20 December 2016 06:25 pm

That is Absolutely the best !
The local scrap guys around here have none or have been cleaned out by fellow prospectors LOL.

You must have got there for some new old stock.
Well done should do nicely

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21 December 2016 04:39 am

OP.
I was going to say if you had a problem finding some, I have a few lengths of catwalk mesh here,
you are only down the hill from me.
could of dropped it off to you on the way into work this morning,
the engineering guys up here in Mt.ev have always got bits of off cuts


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21 December 2016 07:07 am

XIV wrote:

OP.
I was going to say if you had a problem finding some, I have a few lengths of catwalk mesh here,
you are only down the hill from me.
could of dropped it off to you on the way into work this morning,
the engineering guys up here in Mt.ev have always got bits of off cuts

Top bloke! Thanks for the offer, I have enough of the bigger bits to weld together and trim the sides down now, the screen door has way more than I'll need.
Dunno if either are ideal profiles, I'll have to test them out when fitted.


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