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SteveG
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19 June 2020 03:49 pm

Could I please get people's opinions on this unit?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/thornla … 1242969365

Looks good to me, but a bit over priced maybe.

How do you think it would go at breaking up clays? That is my main concern

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SteveG
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19 June 2020 03:52 pm

Also what about putting dream mat in, instead of the moss?

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Keitzy
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19 June 2020 04:09 pm

Looks old with just a coat of red oxide paint thrown on it. Some of the welds look a bit how ya going to.
Pretty pricey for what it is personally.

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bicter
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19 June 2020 06:27 pm

Quick google search shows ph number is associated with https://maxipro.com.au/
The website appears to be an importer of a variety of goods....... possibly chinese goods.

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tyrion
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19 June 2020 06:38 pm

Looks like a good hobby tromel but the price is up there. With a bit of knowledge and spare time it could be knocked up for less than half that price.

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CreviceSucker
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19 June 2020 06:52 pm

ROFLOL

12,500 bucks for that ?

fmd !

i can see 5 faults with it and even if it was perfect i value it at $ 3400 tops.

I can make you a 24 " x 8 foot professional pilot plant trommel with 3 way classification and 3 x sluices for 2mm minus , 2 - 10 mm and 10 mm over for $ 16,000

and it will catch flour gold down to 200 micron.

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Rockhunter62
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19 June 2020 08:00 pm

Maybe it has a couple of ounces of gold stuck in all the trommel for that price. lol lol lol

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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Nanjim
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19 June 2020 08:18 pm

SteveG wrote:

Could I please get people's opinions on this unit?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/thornla … 1242969365

Looks good to me, but a bit over priced maybe.

How do you think it would go at breaking up clays? That is my main concern

Tell him he’s dreaming ....


APLA Member. A bad days prospecting beats a good days work anytime....

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Simmo
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19 June 2020 08:24 pm

I reckon they have shares in Red Oxide paint!!!
Go through all the photos and look at nearly every bit of plant or equipment in the back ground is red!!!


Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

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Rockhunter62
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19 June 2020 09:01 pm

Simmo wrote:

I reckon they have shares in Red Oxide paint!!!
Go through all the photos and look at nearly every bit of plant or equipment in the back ground is red!!!

Yep, you are right there Simmo. Overspray everywhere. They are right though, new paint job. lol lol lol

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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AussieChris
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21 June 2020 10:42 pm

Seen a few on Alibaba that look better and 1/4 of the price. I wouldn’t mind one, for science wink

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"About 10 minutes into it everything changed, buckets were flying ... people were bleeding. Girls were unconscious."

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#12

Brother
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22 June 2020 10:49 am

12K for that!! Tell him hes dreaming, some people are just mad! Talk about a rip off! I should go into getting em made! Could do much better and cheaper!!
This boofhead and the other fool for 11.5k dont seem to be selling very well!! 6-7k would seam to be about the right price for that size plant, not a penny more!
The 1 above is better.
Is there even 1 Aussie co that makes a small mining washplant that works and will not cost a Gold mine??


3 pans, 2 sluice, 3 HIbanker, 1 Garrett AT Gold and no more time for dreaming!

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Mike678
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22 June 2020 01:05 pm

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I did own one of these , I never used it . It is a long story .

I still have the cast poly urethane riffles from that machine . They are $200 each plus postage . [heavy ] . There are 2 of them if anybody is interested . More photos and weight can be sent .

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CreviceSucker
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22 June 2020 01:58 pm

Brother wrote:

12K for that!! Tell him hes dreaming, some people are just mad! Talk about a rip off! I should go into getting em made! Could do much better and cheaper!!
This boofhead and the other fool for 11.5k dont seem to be selling very well!! 6-7k would seam to be about the right price for that size plant, not a penny more!
The 1 above is better.
Is there even 1 Aussie co that makes a small mining washplant that works and will not cost a Gold mine??

yup

#15

grubstake
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22 June 2020 02:27 pm

Mike678 wrote:

I did own one of these , I never used it . It is a long story .

There are always some people on PA who are interested in moving beyond simple sluices/highbankers or detectors, so if you think your story has some potentially worthwhile learnings for others, I'm sure you'd have interested readers if you'd like to share it with us. thumbsup


Where it is, there it is.

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Jaros
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22 June 2020 02:27 pm

Some newbie or very eager body will fall for it--sad but true. sad


F1A4M2, Exterra 705 Gold, Ace 250, Goldrat 8" Dreammat River Sluice.

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Mike678
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22 June 2020 04:29 pm

The Denver Gold Saver was made by the Denver Mining Equipment Company in the U.S.A . When I had mine in the 1980's they cost around $30,000 . I knew the sales engineer in Sydney . I nearly sold mine for $10.000 , at that time , but unfortuneatly the deal fell through .

The sluice box rocks from side to side . I still have the B.&S. 2 h.p. engine , that was on it . I think the original was bigger .
You can see them or copies on E - bay U.S.A.

I am still working on my chain type impact mill . Only a little welding to do now . Will post more photos soon .

After that is finished I will have a look at my centrifugal concentrator . If you have a spinning bowl , then you get more g - force on the gold particals . You only have 1 - g in a sluice box .

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Mike678
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22 June 2020 05:04 pm

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This one was sold by Miners Den Melbourne . 1981 .

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#19

SteveG
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25 June 2020 11:52 am

Hey guys thanks for all the feedback, appreciate that and I'll definitely give this unit a miss.

I've done a lot of research and can't seem to find any similar size trommel/wash plants manufactured/sold in Australia.

@crevicesucker I'd be really interested in what you make!

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OldGT
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25 June 2020 02:24 pm

Been thinking long and hard about this type of set up, then had a few beers with a good mate and came up with 2 different but similar ideas. Both should be less than a cpl grand and still as effective.

Theres plenty around if you have 7k or more, just depends on how big you want it. If you just hand loading then you could probably buy 3 or so for the price they have on that.

Any way If I ever do dive into an alternative Ill put some pics up.

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CreviceSucker
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26 June 2020 12:31 am

SteveG wrote:

Hey guys thanks for all the feedback, appreciate that and I'll definitely give this unit a miss.

I've done a lot of research and can't seem to find any similar size trommel/wash plants manufactured/sold in Australia.

@crevicesucker I'd be really interested in what you make!

I dont make little ones like that gumtree listing but if you send a message to Goldrat he might be able to point you in the right direction.

https://highbanker.com.au/collections/s … cts?page=2


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