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#1

goldmonster1001
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From: Rockhampton, QLD
Joined: 17 August 2021
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04 September 2021 01:16 pm

Looking for inspiration for setting up a decent area for panning at home. Currently just use an old babies bath tub.

Has anyone plumbed anything together to drop the dirty water?

Thanks in advance.

#2

aussiefarmer
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04 September 2021 01:27 pm

I use a tub which is 1/3rd of a plastic 44gallon ad blue drum, I usually seive in my pan using the hose and poor off silty water onto lawn , then dip into tub and swirl to silt water up again and poor onto lawn, continue this until most the silt is gone then pan into tub letting rocks and sand wash out into tub.
This way the water In the tub stays clean long enough to get a back and arm ache and until im sick of panning. Easily get through 20 litres of dirt , plus I usually use a 1/2inch sieve on a 20 liter buckets in the river when getting pay dirt which washes alot of silt away and saves bringing larger stones home , in most cases half's the material brought home.


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

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#3

Greenhornet_au
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From: Naked in a cupboard
Joined: 01 November 2016
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05 September 2021 09:09 pm

I'm about to set this up tomorrow if the weather holds a bit better, will take some pics.


Still looking for Captain Feather-swords treasure chest !
Won't be long now - 3310+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and pull-tabs) LOL

#4

goldmonster1001
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From: Rockhampton, QLD
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05 September 2021 10:40 pm

Thanks aussiefarmer, some good ideas there. I've done something similar hosing out my bucket of material for a while before scooping into the pan but I like your idea of dumping the dirty water out on the go.

Yeah post your pics hornet!

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#5

Nightjar
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From: Home-Waikiki, Prospect-Leonora
Joined: 26 September 2013
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06 September 2021 11:04 am

This little home made recirculating sluice works perfectly, Add dishwasher liquid to water.

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Another project, goldwheel using recirculating system.

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Made a bowl device but can't find photos.


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Happy Hunting, Nightjar.

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#6

Greenhornet_au
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From: Naked in a cupboard
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07 September 2021 12:12 pm

Unfortunately the weekend went to sh-t for us, so next weekend if possible.

Today we have been thrown another spanner hmm

Sometimes it never ends......


Still looking for Captain Feather-swords treasure chest !
Won't be long now - 3310+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and pull-tabs) LOL

#7

Jaros
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From: S.E.Qld., QLD
Joined: 11 August 2013
Posts: 15,252
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07 September 2021 12:35 pm

It's pretty hard to move around with tight nuts!!


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

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#8

Mackka
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07 September 2021 12:37 pm

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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#9

goldmonster1001
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From: Rockhampton, QLD
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13 September 2021 09:14 pm

Sluice looks good Nightjar, how did you design your riffles? moss?

#10

Nightjar
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From: Home-Waikiki, Prospect-Leonora
Joined: 26 September 2013
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13 September 2021 11:12 pm

10 mm square removable riffles at entry and shade cloth at exit. Experiment with water flow and not one speck is lost.


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Happy Hunting, Nightjar.


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