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On 10/11/2016 at 4:30 PM, Reno Chris said:

Boulder dash - Have you ever run any wet vs. dry comparisons on your dry washer? I did and was quite amazed at the results. I took buckets of DW tailings to a stream some miles away and ran them in a sluice. Steve was there and saw it too. I'll have an article on it in the next issue of the ICMJ. The bottom line is that the dry washer did amazingly well - far better than I expected. (I use a Keene DW2, 212 12V puffer)

Yes I have Chris, my 151 drywasher recovered 92% of recoverable gold with one pass. No unnecessary pre screening.  Just used the screen it came with.  Strangely it lost very little fine gold and lost the larger fluffier types of gold.

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Of course it depends on the nature of the gold in the deposit you are working. If it were all fine minus 30 mesh type stuff, you'd get less recovery. In my test I actually got slightly better than your 92%. I did no pre-screening other than tossing aside large rocks, just the screen on the dry washer itself.

 

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