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Ricky D N

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    Ricky D N reacted to Ricky D N in Detecting In A Highly Mineralized Area   
    Like I was saying the TDI will pick up almost everything the MInelabs will, a used TDI will go for under $800 and have about the same depth as a Minelab  at  Only around 3K , Petty much like my BH Pioneer 505 will hit targets at 3 feet in all metal mode and my more expensive detectors like my X-TERRA 70 will not go that deep , but it does not do it as well ,it does not have all of the features of a more expensive detector , for a guy on a budget you can do a lot more for less if you pick up the right detector , I have been an ELECTRONICS TECH working in a number of fields for over 35 years including industrial and consumer metal detecting products to component level ...
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    Ricky D N got a reaction from Ronald C in Electric Powered High Banker   
    Here is Washington state we have seasons on placer mining to work around the salmon and steelhead spawning seasons , but if you are running an electric pump powered by a battery and your high banker riffle area is 3 square ft or less you can run it year round, mine is powered by a 3700 GPH sub pump , it does recover more gold than I had originally anticipated , I am using miners moss and expanded metal in the box...  Has anyone else tried this method yet , I am also using a RV  12 volt battery it runs this unit up to 12 hours..
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    Ricky D N got a reaction from Ronald C in Electric Powered High Banker   
    Here is Washington state we have seasons on placer mining to work around the salmon and steelhead spawning seasons , but if you are running an electric pump powered by a battery and your high banker riffle area is 3 square ft or less you can run it year round, mine is powered by a 3700 GPH sub pump , it does recover more gold than I had originally anticipated , I am using miners moss and expanded metal in the box...  Has anyone else tried this method yet , I am also using a RV  12 volt battery it runs this unit up to 12 hours..
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    Ricky D N got a reaction from Geowizard in Why Are Dredge Sluices So Short?   
    You are totally correct Geo and if you want to remove it later you can , but I did find my dredge worked better with the bolt in it , stops all of the blocked hose problems!!!
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    Ricky D N got a reaction from Geowizard in Why Are Dredge Sluices So Short?   
    I noticed the same thing with my 4inch dredge and it really does keep a lot of large rocks out of the dredge, it makes for better gold recovery!
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    Ricky D N got a reaction from Geowizard in Why Are Dredge Sluices So Short?   
    You are totally correct Geo I have dealt with my 4 inch dredge plugging up by placing a bolt through the center of the nozzle and you cannot clear out the rocks in front of my nozzle they are all to close to the nozzle size or smaller and will block my hose, if you want to capture lots of small gold use miners moss instead of carpet!!! I built my own 4 inch dredge and built the power jet for it , it will suck a tennis shoe right off your foot ! And I also use a ten foot piece of underground pvc conduit to run down the flare jet to dislodge rocks, actually all of this stuff is pretty simple, just because someone has a good experience doing it there way does not mean it automatically applies to you ! What works best for your situation is the best and only approach I consider when dredging, no one and I mean no one can understand your unique dredging variables like you do or can give you advice without working on you placer project. Hey but what do I know, maybe my 35 years of experience as an Industrial and field serviceTechnician , certified scuba diver, recreational miner don't mean anything I also have a degree in Industrial Technology and Electronics. What ever works ,no one has deemed what dredge design works the best every manufacturer has there own ideas, just use common sense and adjust yours to the way you want it to work, that's how I set my equipment up and I bet you do to.
    Rick
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    Ricky D N reacted to Geowizard in Why Are Dredge Sluices So Short?   
    Very true!
     
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    Ricky D N reacted to Geowizard in Why Are Dredge Sluices So Short?   
    The bolt doesn't reduce the suction volume.
     
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    Ricky D N got a reaction from Geowizard in Water Pump Wheel Kits   
    ever try using a wheelbarrow, mine moves my 2 inch pump and all of my hoses and my highbanker shovel, 5 gallon buckets and metal detector, all of my gold pans and screens,pick,also my water, and you can find them almost anywhere at reasonable prices.. your welcome!!!
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