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rluka
21:14:30 Fri
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Hi All
Anyone know if this stuff is still available? I took this picture from an old Treasure Emporium catalog. Its almost a semi circle and works great.
Hope the picture is clear enough


Ron L

  
MarshallAk
22:36:24 Fri
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rluka
01:27:51 Sat
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Thanks for the link.
I had a quick look at what thay had and I couldnt find this stuff. I'll keep looking!!
Ron L

  
Muley
05:44:28 Sat
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Ron,
That type of expanded metal used to be called "Armour Weave" type.

I've looked at Mc nichols site and Mcmasters site and I don't see them. You might call a metal supplier near you.

Muley

  
rluka
05:49:17 Sat
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"Armour Weave" okay, I will look into it. I used to have a Treasure Emporium dregde but sold it many years ago. Wish I had kept that piece of "Armour Weave" they they sent with it.
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Ron

  
Muley
13:09:38 Sat
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Those T.E triple sluice dredge's are the best dredge's ever designed for fine gold recovery. I still own 2 a 5" that I bought new in '81 and a 4" that I bought used a couple of years ago.

If you contact Lipca on this forum I belive he was the designer of the T.E. dredge, he's a great guy and will help you out all he can.

Muley

I found this link, if you want to go too China for it.
http://www.jecmesh.com/eproduct.asp?page=2&classid=0


5" T.E. Dredge with sand traps



4" T.E. Dredge (Click on this and see my dredge parade)
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auric50
22:51:33 Sat
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LipCa
04:04:15 Sun
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I'm a great guy...grin But I had nothing to do with the TE dredges..

"Armour Weave" was also called "sunscreen" some miners.

  
Muley
04:36:32 Sun
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ooops you are right on both count's, The gentleman that worked on the T.E. dredges is a Mr. Lee:confused:

  
rluka
05:19:23 Sun
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Wow..thanks for those pictures..Sure wish I still had my 5 inch..and you are right about its ability to recover fine gold


Quote: Muley at 13:09:38 Sat Aug 14 2010

Those T.E triple sluice dredge's are the best dredge's ever designed for fine gold recovery. I still own 2 a 5" that I bought new in '81 and a 4" that I bought used a couple of years ago.

If you contact Lipca on this forum I belive he was the designer of the T.E. dredge, he's a great guy and will help you out all he can.

Muley

I found this link, if you want to go too China for it.
http://www.jecmesh.com/eproduct.asp?page=2&classid=0


5" T.E. Dredge with sand traps



4" T.E. Dredge (Click on this and see my dredge parade)

  
dredgeguy
16:44:50 Sun
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We have found small pieces at Big box hardware stores as a screen guard. We cut the guard up for the pieces and use them in our dredges.

  
einsteinlivesintexas
00:33:45 Sat
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Hi,

You guys are very close! "Armorweave" is correct; however, "Sunshade" is also a correct name. Niles expanded metals has the product in stainless, carbon steel, aluminum, etc. It comes in many sizes and similar shapes. If I can attach the photos?....Here are some samples I have received from Niles.

Glad to help! - Einsteinlivesintexas

  
einsteinlivesintexas
00:40:08 Sat
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Sorry guys! Apparently I cannot upload a .jpg file. I will not subscribe to photobuck or other online photo caches. If someone wants a photo, send me a PM with your email. And then your or someone else can upload it. - Einsteinlivesintexas

  
SWIFT49ER
17:49:39 Sat
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This is close to what you are looking for. We use it in the Fishing Industry for flumes and conveyor transitions. It has a flow direction that will slow down or speed up the flow of fish base on how it is installed. It is called; "T-304 Stainless Steel Rigidized Sheet Oxford Pattern Textured". It is available from Alaskan Copper & Brass at, 206-382-8398.
Hope this helps.



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einsteinlivesintexas
21:20:00 Sun
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Muley, I have often wondered where the side sluices of a TE (Treasure Emporium) dredge went....sand traps. Ok, do they work in catching micron gold....seems like they would. Now, can you post photos of the way the sand traps port water back to the stream. TE dredges are really cool and a bunch of thought went into designing/making them.

I would also appreciate some more photos of your TE dredge's sluice box design.

I also hear that Tee Dee used to make a dredge. Anybody have photos of it? - Einsteinlivesintexas

  
Muley
23:06:14 Sun
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Einstien,
I have not sized the gold that I was getting, but a friend of mine had a Keene 5" Triple sluice and we worked the same hole to speed up getting to bedrock and I had almost 3 times the gold that he had, we were working the Kern River at a place called "China gardens". That was back in the early '90s and his dredge was the original triple sluice, I don't know if keene even offers a triple sluice anymore, I think they have gone to triple layered recovery which I hear work's real good.
As far as porting water back into the stream, If you look at the opposite end of the side recovery tube real close you can see at top dead center a discolorization that is a port same size as the other end. So when the sand and water enter from the pvc plumbing at one end, the lighter sand and excess water exit the other end of the tube. when the tube gets full then you slide it out and dump it into a bucket and start again.
The picture below is of the other side and I think that it is easier to see the discharge port.The earlier models had cloth bags that you tied to the outlets.


If you click on the smaller picture in the earlier post, and don't get in no hurry, you will see more pictures, click on (See Album) in photobucket
Hope this helps.
P.S. I would like to build a 6" version with the boxes closer to the water, but waiting to see if dredging will comeback to calif.
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einsteinlivesintexas
02:34:49 Mon
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Muley...Wow! I was too busy looking at the 5-in TE sluice box...and not noticeing the absence of a header box. Did your 5-in TE dredge come from the factory without a crash box....All of the other TE's that I have ever seen have crash boxes. You have a way better setup! That TE design is very near my own personal dredge design.

Yes, extend your frame wider and drop the flare & sluice boxes almost to the water. Make the sluice height adjustable as you will experience "motorboating" if you go too low.

If you extend your dredge frame wider...you will need to make a small shallow fin(s) of metal and similar to surf board fins off the back of your sluice box. It will keep the dredge faceing upstream water better. - Einsteinlivesintexas

  
Muley
20:43:04 Tue
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Einstien,
I changed out the header box for a Keene one a few years back, thinking that the less boiling and mixing the better the recovery.

As far as lowering the sluice, my plans were to stretch out the floatation as the sluice is almost as wide as it is long.which also gives me access to the sluice box vs having to work with the floats between me and the sluice.

I like the idea of putting fins on the bottom of the floats though.

Muley

  

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