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wiley coyote
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25 January 2021 10:20 pm

Does anyone know of any stamper batteries/ quartz crushing sites still operating in Victoria? I want to have about 2 ton of quartz processed, ranging from about 5mm to 25mm pieces. P.S. Before anyone suggests It, I'm not interested in doing it with a dolly and stamper. l.o.l. wiley.

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25 January 2021 10:55 pm

I have recently purchased two cheap lawn mowers from aldi recently.
My plan is take the motor out of one turn it upside down and with the help of a fabricator add the ss chain to the rotor of the top mounted one add some inlet for rocks and the vacant motor base being the bottom of this frankensteins monster to house the mesh and good luck gemini.


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Goldstar
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16 April 2021 04:18 am

A pot and dolly are easy to make.

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wiley coyote
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16 April 2021 09:14 pm

Read my first post. 2 tons of quartz. I've got two big dollies and pots. If you're available come to my place and I'll pay you $25 an hour to crush it for me, or, $50 if you use one in each hand. I'll supply the dollies, defibrillator, etc. wiley.

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16 April 2021 09:20 pm

lol

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BigL
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23 June 2021 09:51 am

Wiley,

I do know of one battery still operating, cant remember exactly, think it was around Castlemaine somewhere. Several small mines that operate today in the GT truck in their workings and use it, maybe touch base with a few of the smaller mine operators. Alternately call Fosterville Mines (Kirkland Lake Gold) and ask them if they can help or steer you

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Mike678
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23 June 2021 11:54 am

Some body might have a hammer mill that can crush it to say , 2 m.m. I started building a chain type but did not finish it . To grind it finer , I was thinking of a cement mixer less blades , and some steel balls . I think the old timers used 100 mesh on stampers . So you need it to pass that size .


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Mike678
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23 June 2021 12:03 pm

Have a look at Armstrong Industries in W.A. They sell hammer mills . Smallest about $2 k . You would always get money back if you wanted to re sell it .

www.armstrongindustries.com.au


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wiley coyote
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23 June 2021 10:56 pm

BigL. Thanks for that. I'll give them a try. Mike. It's already 2 to 5mm. All the specimens I got were small, except for one 2.5 ouncer. They were unusual, as the visible gold on them was very water worn. The run of specimens began about 10 metres from reef workings, and went in a fan shape down the slope for about 20 metres. Found this lot with the 7000. Went back with the 2300,and got about 50 more bits, then the 10" X coil on the 7000. Got about 10 more. Geez. That was a fun spot to work! Wiley.

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10 September 2021 05:44 pm

i know a bloke that's got a full plant 1 -2 tph. 2x jaw crushers, hammer mill, and a shaker table.
not sre what he charges

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wiley coyote
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11 September 2021 12:34 am

HI James. Where's he based, and, can I contact him? wiley

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jethro
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11 September 2021 10:24 am

Hey Wiley where are you based. Im in N,east Victoria and have a small Jaw crusher, Impact mill, Rod mill, and also a small 2 head stamper battery that im just putting the final touches to.

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wiley coyote
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12 September 2021 01:51 am

G'Day jethro. I'm in the Golden Triangle. Thanks for your offer. I'll keep it in mind. wiley.

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12 September 2021 10:18 am

First try and work out what kind of gold (particle size) you have. If it's mostly visible then a hammermill will work fine. If its small stuff as well then try and find someone with an amalgam barrel and see if you can strike a deal.

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wiley coyote
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13 September 2021 10:36 pm

I've picked up all the visible gold using 3 different detectors, over 200 small specimens in a small area. I'm now interested in what's in the quartz that's in the same area that has no visible, or, detectable gold in it. That's why I'm interested in a stamper battery to run it through. I'll look up the amalgam process as well. I was told by an old miner about 40 years ago, that, if there was visible gold in the quartz that the gold would be running at an ounce per ton, or more. Does that sound about right to you G.L? wiley.

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wiley coyote
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13 September 2021 11:22 pm

1631535435_rimg0730.jpg Goldtalk. I think this one's running a little bit more than an ounce a ton. wiley

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14 September 2021 01:22 pm

Nah, very small child's hand.

playful


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

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14 September 2021 04:04 pm

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If there is no visible gold, you need one of these . I have not used it yet , got it direct from the USA, no problems . Hard to get one in Australia . All up cost around AUD$500 , order the handle at the same time .

www.adventuresinprospecting.com


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14 September 2021 04:26 pm

Is it a pinpointer of sorts?


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Mike678
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14 September 2021 04:49 pm

Yes, that white end is the probe . Used in mine tunnels to check the walls for example . There is a handle so you can walk around checking quartz or rocks .


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14 September 2021 04:54 pm

BigL wrote:

Wiley,

I do know of one battery still operating, cant remember exactly, think it was around Castlemaine somewhere. Several small mines that operate today in the GT truck in their workings and use it, maybe touch base with a few of the smaller mine operators. Alternately call Fosterville Mines (Kirkland Lake Gold) and ask them if they can help or steer you

Sovereign Hill Ballarat has a working battery, other than that there are 6 remaining State Batteries in Victoria but I don't know if any are still working - they are Creswick, Maldon, Wedderburn, Rutherglen, Bright and Mt Egerton.


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Mike678
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14 September 2021 04:59 pm

That Falcon detector can be bought from https://detectorist.com.au There are more details on there . When I wanted to buy one , they were out of stock .


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wiley coyote
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14 September 2021 09:54 pm

1631616687_rimg0730.jpg Greenhornet. That's one dirty babies hand! lol. wiley. playful

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