Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My little gold test plant, pretty economical for a small operation.

My little gold test plant
My little gold test plant

This is a little testing plant I build for small scale mining or testing. It consists of a hopper with a 2 ft x 3 ft, vibrating 3/4 inch grizzly. The sluice box is 3 ft wide and 8 ft long. Lots of water in the hopper. This little test plant is very mobile and bombproof. I was testing a property years ago and we just kept it hooked up to my pickup truck, the sand made a platform out in front and we just dug our trench and pulled forward as the trench was excavated. It does not  always go this easy but it did on this application. Anybody wants one built let me know our shop is open for another three months and we can put together a testing plant or a wash plant in pretty short order.