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Desert Drywashing Report

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So,

Boulderdash and myself met up to get some serious drywashing done. The weather turned out to be better than anticipated, so that was a nice surprise. Put up a couple canopies to help with the heat , and were off and running. Three days straight of drywashing, and a little beeping. After long days like these, hiking back to camp for Icy cold beers in the evening makes it all worth it. :brows:

We ran a total of 209 buckets through the drywasher, and hiked over 5.73 miles (gps`d so no exaggerating) for the trip, carrying equipment and provisions into the area.

Enjoy the pics! :droolin:

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HOly crap!

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Wow Adam......Wat's the weight? Cheers, Unc

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As I said before "Relentless".

Good job my friend.

Oh an by the way, any pics on what you 2 may have "beeped" there ???

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Wow Adam......Wat's the weight? Cheers, Unc

Ron, I believe what is in the drywasher pic is 16.6 grams. The beeped gold kicked it up to a grand total of 21.4 grams.

I can thank Boulderdash for doing the cleanup, as he definately knows what he is doing...

Sorry Frank , I dont have any pics of the beeped gold.. Most of the time was spent focused on drywashing, as you can tell.

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Dang that was a good one . After all that you would have to scrape me up from next to the dog.

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:droolin: Is right!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your trip Adam :wubu: Glad the hard work paid off for you guys.

That thermometer said 110 degrees. I'm with homefire... my @ss would be passed out in the shade with that highly intelligent dog :evil1:

Way to go man :miner:

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I don't see a pile of empty beer cans anywhere !!!!! ????? :hahaha: :hahaha:

Just curious, did you guys rerun what came off the front end a 2nd time ?? I never trust a blower unit for 1 run.

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Just curious, did you guys rerun what came off the front end a 2nd time ?? I never trust a blower unit for 1 run.

Sure did Frank, and even a third time if deemed necessary. That pic was taken after the second run. All the gold was in the first 2, and literally nothing in the others. In the Drywasher setup picture there are even a few tips for Keene 140 users.

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I'm very impressed. :wubu: That's about 6 cubic yards in blistering heat. Not sure even I could have done that in my younger days. Heck, I couldn't even walk that far in that heat much less shovel all that dirt... Congrats.

Steve

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Great goin kiddo you made a good few days pay there and it looks like that was just a start in that area.

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Nice haul Adam and Boulderdash!!!!

duhhhhhhhhh........what does the blower do????? Do all dry washers use a blower?

Rim

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Wow......hard hot work and it even payed off! You guys earned it for sure!

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Ron, I believe what is in the drywasher pic is 16.6 grams. The beeped gold kicked it up to a grand total of 21.4 grams.

I can thank Boulderdash for doing the cleanup, as he definately knows what he is doing...

Sorry Frank , I dont have any pics of the beeped gold.. Most of the time was spent focused on drywashing, as you can tell.

. Adam we threw all the beeped stuff in the bucket for the final cleanup. So what we see in the dry washer is the full 21.4 grams. I have to give it up to Adam minelab for snagging the .4 grammar that my gold bug two missed due to very hot ground.Adama dry washer was running very well due to a few of our improvements. When we reran the cons I would say we recovered 99.9 percent in one run. Good dry washer Adam glad we were able to save it from being tossed over a cliff.

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Ya know? They say a feller ought to be willin to work harder fer himself, than fer someone else, and you fellers proved that beyond a doubt! Every gram was hard and well earned! Congrats! WTG! :wubu: :thumbsupanim

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Nice haul Adam and Boulderdash!!!!

duhhhhhhhhh........what does the blower do????? Do all dry washers use a blower?

Rim

Ya Rim, all drywashers use a blower of some type, it blows or puffs air from beneath, up through a screen in the bottom of the drywasher to keep the material (liquified) even though all yer material is, in fact, bone dry. And all this helps to keep yer heaviest elements on the screen, down low, and allows the lighter rock material to flow over the riffles, and off the machine onto a tailing pile as the machine shakes. I think thats how it all works, I'm pretty sure, one of you fellers correct me if I'm not on the mark, wouldja?

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Ya Rim, all drywashers use a blower of some type, it blows or puffs air from beneath, up through a screen in the bottom of the drywasher to keep the material (liquified) even though all yer material is, in fact, bone dry. And all this helps to keep yer heaviest elements on the screen, down low, and allows the lighter rock material to flow over the riffles, and off the machine onto a tailing pile as the mahine shakes. I think thats how it all works, I'm pretty sure, one of you fellers correct me if I'm not on the mark, wouldja?

Rock,

That's better then any other reply I seen so far...hahaha!!!!! Thank's for the info!

Rim

PS- Almost forgot I asked... :rolleyes:

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That there is some mighty nice gold Adam! thanks for posting it!

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Very nice Adam. At least yours is real, not like the foil I'm taking off the chocolates at the moment :)

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