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tabwyo
21:30:32 Sat
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I know as a hobby prospector it seem trivial for me to worry about a little gold loss. But in my messed up mind I figure if I go through the trouble to dig it or dredge it up then by god I want to keep it. And in all honesty, I'd be plum tickled to get to the point where the gold I find actually just covers the equipment I have purchased.

I can't afford your enitre set up just yet. Because I also have a pump & hoses to think about. As well as a wall tent and stove for prospecting and hunting excursions. But I will be getting your G-1. This is all bonus money. Once tax refund time comes around I may just go for the rest of the package.


  
goldrushpro
21:49:03 Sat
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tabwyo,

Believe me - I want it all too! Thats the very thing that has driven me this long in developing better equipment. And in an area with ultra fine gold I would still clean up more often to catch it even if I knew it was only the difference of a couple dollars worth of gold. Of all the gold I've hand in my hands and seen in mining operations I still get a thrill when there is a thin line of gold dust against the edge of the black sand in my pan!

Thanks,
Joel

  
minkos61
02:20:02 Sun
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Hi Joel
I,m going to be heading down to Irl in Prince George here in a couple weeks. Steve told me to bring some of my cons with me to try out the finishing sluice. I have to say I,m looking forward to giving it a try , i'll let you know how it goes.

Ernie

  
goldrushpro
04:18:36 Sun
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minkos61,

Excellent! Take them the toughest, super fine gold bearing concentrates you've got!

And even some con's that you've run through everything else already! That is my favorite demo to do with people. I'll never forget when one of my placer mine customers came to me with black sands that had been through every crazy thing and within ten minutes after he left I called his cell phone and said " you better just come right back" because the S-1 had already turned yellow with gold dust.

I'll be looking forward to the results!


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Joel

  
goldrushpro
05:23:05 Sun
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manicminer,

Yes we ship to the UK!

I appologise for missing your post!

Thanks,
Joel

  
VikingSniper
06:04:03 Mon
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Hi Mr.Farmer
The G1 looks like a nice unit half the price and half
the weight: smile: your equipment does kinda remind
me of Angus Mackirk's products...the gold rush pro
pan mostly and you and Angus are both from Bosie ID????? all your other products are one of a kind
though...good work.

  
goldrushpro
13:43:22 Mon
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Viingsniper,

Yes Angus Mackirk is my Father. (that is his Scottish heritage name) His certificate name is Gary Farmer.

About 20 years ago, we had not seen each other for some time and it turned out that we both had become prospectors and soon after started developing our own equipment. After I did some fine gold testing on the Bear river in California with a aluminum sluice and a le'trap sluice - it became obvious that plastic was superior in fine gold recovery.
Since then we have both made steady improvments on riffle designs and light weight equipment.
The gold rush pro pan (Easy Pan) was one of my first products and probably how people know US Prospecor. " the weird looking pan" from Us Prospector.

Thanks,
Joel

  
VikingSniper
20:06:35 Mon
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Thanks Joel for the prompt reply....I appreceat it.
Both you and your father are smart guys...and
now I know what kind of plastic you guys use.
A lot of people where wondering that too and
I have noticed that a fair share of people use
to be unsure about your father's products for
the fact they didn't what to get stuck with
Le Trap kinda cheap plastic but know now it's
ABS and its strong and can be fixed with abs
glue in the field.
Thanks for clearing that up...lots of gold to you.
Viking

  
tabwyo
22:13:17 Mon
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I know you are probably a pretty busy dude in the summer Joel. But I am just over the hill from you here in Wyoming. And I 'd love to get together with you and give my future G-1 a right and propper beating sometime.

  
goldrushpro
02:24:44 Tue
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tabwyo,

Yeah between my Daughter, my mines and USProspector I can't go too far in the summer. But there is lots of ground up here that's close and I seem to always come up with an excuse to go prospecting for a day!:smile:

Joel

  
colo_nuggets
02:43:55 Tue
Feb 3 2009

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Are you interested in gold for a S1? No feeder. Scott

  
goldrushpro
04:14:10 Tue
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colo nuggets,

You bet, gold is the money I prefer!

Give me a call when you get a chance.

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Joel

  
colo_nuggets
04:25:57 Tue
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Sounds good I will give you a call as soon as I get off work. Scott

  
tabwyo
01:25:53 Fri
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Any thoughts on adding a vibrator pack to both the upper and lower trays?? I had excellent luck when I added one to my Le Trap frankensluice.

  
goldrushpro
04:01:42 Fri
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tabwyo,

Yeah, adding by-directional vibration within the correct frequency range to a sluicing system has produced excellet results back in the 70's

The G-1 has such good recovery over a wide range of particle size and particle shape that it would not be neccessary - except....................................... If a gold deposit had very tough gold (i.e. fine, thin, super flat gold) it would be a neat project!
But, one of the main design considerations on the G-1 was to keep every type of gold deposit in mind. Super fast clean-up's gives the prospector working in tough gold a solution to this particular problem. Just clean up alot to keep that gold from migrating through and out of the recovery system.
Since this problem has been adressed in the design, I guess I would have to say that I love "tweeking" anything and for the pure enjoyment of customizing something - I still do it. I know a Chevy 350 or a Ford 351 is good enough and strong enough already but you better believe I'll still sneek in there and install a few aftermarket goodies to sweek out a little more! :devil:

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Joel

  
hoppingforpay
04:56:27 Fri
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I think this unit would have a problem handling roots from plants they tend to collect on expanded metal screens clogging the entrance to the lower sluice. A bigger entrance and a larger sized expanded metal will allow the holes to remain open for a longer period without having scrape the roots off all the time to allow the water and gold through.

  
goldrushpro
13:30:18 Fri
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Hoppingforpay,

I can't change the screen size because the lower sluice's width, riffle shape, and riffle size were matched to a minus 1/4 inch material slurry. But I keep a nylon wisk broom with me when prospecting and it makes clearing roots from expanded metal nearly instant!


Thanks,
Joel

  
tabwyo
15:04:34 Fri
Feb 6 2009

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It would be a simple matter of installing an aluminum flatbar across the middle of the trays. Then attatching the vibrator pack to the crossbar. You wouldn't even need to drill any holes in the tray to test it out. Just C-clamp the crossbar onto the lip of the sluice tray. I'll do this and let you know what happens. I have 3, 5g buckets of sluice cons I can use. I can all the material through w/o vibration and pan the cons to check the recovery. Then dump it all back through w/ vibration and see if it picked up anything else.

BTW, I just put my order in for the g-1, the 2" nozzel kit and one of your fancy pants gold pand. Name a dinner next week after me... lol.

  
goldrushpro
00:30:35 Sat
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tabwyo,

Fancy pants gold pan?

Your going to love it! Watch the pan video a few more times while your waiting for shipping and when you get it call me and we'll go over all the equipment!

Thanks,
Joel

  
tabwyo
18:33:09 Sat
Feb 7 2009

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I've seen the video and I liked what I saw. That's why I ordered one. I can image all the funky looks I'll get up on Rock Creek when I whip it out and use it.

  
dredgeguy
01:55:01 Sun
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The EASY Pan is the best sampling pan I have used so far. All you have to do is actually use it and you will be amazed at the fine gold you have been throwing away.
and yes I have been using the G1 conenctrator that Joel makes for some months now.

The G1 is the only highbanker we use now. We test and sell most all the brands you have heard about.

In answer to the roots getting caught, they do but the material that is shoveled or dredged into the hopper actually cuts or pounds the roots until they are not a problem with the feed. about every 20- 30 shovel fulls we would run the blade of the shovel over the screen to clear it. One or two scrapes and the roots disappear. We were in a very grassy area to start.

a few of the stories so far from users.
Matt brought in the gold to show off. He said most do not brag about the pile of dust he brought in, but wanted to show the fines the G1 was catching.

Jeff and Sergei used the G1 in many locations. Jeff and Sergei shovel and throw dirt faster than most of us and could barely keep the machine fed. They also got super fine gold and chunks.

I could type all night with the people who have used the G1
The fact that it is the only one we use now really tells the story of what we think.

Hope this helps the discussion

  
Seden
05:44:43 Sun
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dredgeguy,got a S-1 Finishing system too?

Dredgeguy,

Do you or your friends have the S-1 finishing system?

Randy

  
azkid
18:01:16 Sun
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Quote: dredgeguy at 01:55:01 Sun Feb 8 2009

The EASY Pan is the best sampling pan I have used so far. All you have to do is actually use it and you will be amazed at the fine gold you have been throwing away.
and yes I have been using the G1 conenctrator that Joel makes for some months now.

The G1 is the only highbanker we use now. We test and sell most all the brands you have heard about.

In answer to the roots getting caught, they do but the material that is shoveled or dredged into the hopper actually cuts or pounds the roots until they are not a problem with the feed. about every 20- 30 shovel fulls we would run the blade of the shovel over the screen to clear it. One or two scrapes and the roots disappear. We were in a very grassy area to start.

a few of the stories so far from users.
Matt brought in the gold to show off. He said most do not brag about the pile of dust he brought in, but wanted to show the fines the G1 was catching.

Jeff and Sergei used the G1 in many locations. Jeff and Sergei shovel and throw dirt faster than most of us and could barely keep the machine fed. They also got super fine gold and chunks.

I could type all night with the people who have used the G1
The fact that it is the only one we use now really tells the story of what we think.

Hope this helps the discussion



interesting that you do happen to be a distributor of his products.....

its funny you register here just for the reason to back up his product...

not saying anything is wrong with it but it seems like he is bringing in the cavalry to help him out.....

I am even more interested in seeing non-biased tests with the G-1

and maybe get one based on those tests.

  
dredgeguy
18:06:19 Sun
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Hello Randy

Yes we have been testing the S1 since it was made.

So Far we have ran it with unscreened material at all different slopes and with dredge concentrates, G1 concentrates basically everything and the kitchen sink.
Then we used screened material and ran it thru the S1
We ran the Buckets of Blue bowl concentrates thru the S1 and really were impressed. It is amazing what the blue bowl doesn't recover.

The speed is another great factor. We run an 8 when we can and 4" most of the time. The 8" generates a ton of concentrates. We use to hate the clean up to get the fine gold out. The S1 catches the fine gold and enriches itself as you are running. So now the clean ups are a lot faster and easier.

At the moment four people have gotten rid of their blue bowls. They can't stand to use them anymore.

We have found that the S1 runs best with material screened 8-30 mesh and at about 5" of slope.

Your material will be different from ours. After the initial break in period you will have dialed in for your gold.

The tailings tell the tale. We have a spot that has FLAT, THIN and Bent flakes of gold. We call them gold parachutes.
Out of the 1 ounce test with the worst gold we could find we watched about 3 flakes tumble thru the S1. When we adjust our feed rate the second time it caught the rest of the gold. In running the S1 we averaged a good solid 93 percent recovery on the first run with 2 five gallon buckets of black sand as the control amount.

Hope this helps Randy

  
dredgeguy
18:25:24 Sun
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Always a skeptic,
My family has been in mining and earth moving for more years than we care to remember.

I have been mining for years, have claims, blah, blah.

My friends and I are always trying new ways to get gold and love the mining.

When something comes along that really works for us we like to pass it along. We sell all types of mining equipment. We have used all types of mining equipment.

I didn't sign on to back up the G1, just to let you know what we think. We do not promote our shop on any forum. We are busy enough without bothering people on the forums. We just really like gold mining and all aspects of it and if we can share some knowledge we will.
You don't hear from us mostly because of comments like above.

But when customers are bringing in their Keene highbankers and telling us to give them to the local club we think that speaks volumes.

I worked in construction for a long time and gold mining even longer just like most. I personally get tired of the old worn out opinions that keep floating around when there are new items and technology that works better.

We have tested the G1 and are unbiased towards any manufacturers product.
Some Americans still believe that a hand shake is still binding and not all are only in it for the money.

Thanks Rick
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dredgeguy
19:05:46 Sun
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Hello
Please look at the post for the mineral estate. I signed on for the great discussion and knowledge and to help.
If the miners don't get it together we will be the people who use to mine for gold

The all out attack on our rights under the Mineral Estate Grant will succeed if not opposed.

We need to know our rights in order to defend them

  
AKCamoMan
20:13:50 Sun
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To me, it looks like just another attempt at developing a "better or best" gold recovering unit. I think it looks like a piece of junk myself. Everyone I prospect with are always willing to try new things, if the price is right. BUT, we always go back to the tried and true methods, we know, that recover the gold from coarse to fines in the most efficient way possible. This does not look efficient. For one, when the guy in the video is scxxx off the lower unit with the shovel to clean the grating, how many nuggets has he potentially put back on the ground? As for the fines....with that amount of water pressure going through, most of the fines are long gone. Yeah, it's wide and easy to put a shovel full of material in and the material looks like it's being sufficiently cleaned, but the fine gold recovery is questionable. Just my opinion.

  
tabwyo
22:25:07 Sun
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I thought Le Trap sluices were pieces of junk as well. Until I tried one out and was proven completely wrong.

I'll give the G-1 a propper beating this year. Both as a highbanker and a dredge (once the season opens). I will give it a good run through on a dry creek bed that intersects a flowing creek near my house as soon as all of the equipment is here. Just to get a feel for how it works. Not a lot of gold. But tons of fine black sands. If it can recover the black sands then it should surely recover gold of the same particle size. If Joel is interested I can video my outings with the G-1 and post them here.

  
Heavens_Pavement
03:30:38 Mon
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@ tbwyo ,please post your video :smile:.

I am seroiusly looking at this equiptment.
love my Letrap and my took it to my claim most of the time, light weight, too easy of clean up.
Back pack my "back pack dredge" 2.5 inch keene and after of over a mile, I was wondering who said this was back packable LOL.

What is the weight of the g1 as is??

No 2.5 inch dredge adapter on the web site ,
how much??
I would imagine that shipping to Alaska might be a killer...

  
tabwyo
03:43:41 Mon
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22 pounds. I am assumeing w/o the additionalt weight of a pump and hoses.

  

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