Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rebuilding a Pitcher style gold mining wash plant here in Montana

Rebuilding a Pitcher style gold mining wash plant here in Montana
Rebuilding a Pitcher style gold mining wash plant here in Montana

We are rebuilding this pitcher style washplant and should have it ready to go in about two weeks. I elected to rebuild the hopper to a more robust style and larger to accommodate feeding it with our 345 cat excavator.

I will be replacing the old splash guards with a better design. We just ordered the new drive sprocket and barrel extension.

The trommel barrel has a 5 foot scrubbing section and the 16 foot screening section is 3/8 x 2 inch slotted high tensile screen.

Rebuilding a Pitcher style gold mining wash plant here in Montana
The barrel will sit on new cat roller trunions  a new Holrod gear reduction transmission and a 30 horsepower electric motor with a frequency modulator vari drive will make this plant as good as they get.

A 30" or 36" stacking conveyor will hang from a gantry and I  have not made up my mind yet. The rebuild is going very well and I can't wait to get some rock in the box!!!