Underburden

Bottom Feeder

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I built a hand operated vacuum / sluice feeder for use on the claim next year.

Pictures and description are here BOTTOM FEEDER

Once the overburden is removed with a shovel and tossed onto a Bazooka Sluice, the Bottom Feeder goes into action to get all that good gold laying on bedrock.

Feedback welcome.

 

Bob

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Have you had a chance to use this yet? My question is how to use it. It seems like a two handed operation to use the pump, leaving no hands to operate the intake.

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Chris

The link I posted is to the write-up on my BLOG.

I think the final sentence was that it is not a one man unit but something that my wife and I will operate together.

She on the hose, me on the pump (human motor).

 

Still a few months away from getting on the claim but I will update this thread some time this summer.

 

Thanks

Bob

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