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Never used Keene's wheel but I have used a Desert Fox and I own a Gold Screw wheel.

The Desert Fox was pathetic! Hard to set up, small wheel and not good at gold recovery!

The Gold Screw is a far better wheel, it has a large diameter wheel and steep undercut riffles as well a bump jig feature. It will recover 200 mesh all day long, and when I say all day long I mean it takes that long to process a few buckets of fines. LOL.

Now I use a Gold Cube with a Trammel on Top. Pretty happy with that as I can run a bunch of unclassified cons in short order and the recover is good enough for me.

I guess if all I had was 100 mesh and smaller to work, I would be looking for the best recovery method but I'd also probably not be prospecting then.

I think a lot of folks put Mercury in the panning wheels? But there again, when is the return not worth the effort?

 

 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 10:25 AM, sjmpainter said:

I guess if all I had was 100 mesh and smaller to work, I would be looking for the best recovery method but I'd also probably not be prospecting then.

If that's what I had I'd be looking at a Knudson bowl or some other kind of centrifuge.

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Yeah but centrifuges do not apply too well for a person hand shoveling into a beach box due to the cost. Even most dredgers etc. are going to use wheels, cubes, sluices, and other recovery devices for affordability and easy transport if nothing else.

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True.. I was just referring to final clean up of cons.  Unless it's like the huge tow behind centrifuge that was bought for my trommel that used a 6" hose coming off my fines sluice to supply it but was never able to use it cause my mining partner passed away.

http://www.oro-industries.com/products/centrifuge/centrifuge_oro-industries.html

 

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So just an update on the GW25's.. apparently they have been discontinued as I was told that I won't be getting any on my next shipment and to refund anyone who ordered them.  Don't know why..

 

Brian

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Another problem with Knelson concentrators is the company is rather snobbish towards individual sales. I once called them inquiring on their smallest lab scale concentrator and they were far from helpful. http://www.flsmidth.com/en-US/About+FLSmidth/Our+History/Our+Product+Brands/Knelson

Has anyone here tried a Miller/Water table for sub 100?

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3 hours ago, Bryce said:

Another problem with Knelson concentrators is the company is rather snobbish towards individual sales. I once called them inquiring on their smallest lab scale concentrator and they were far from helpful. http://www.flsmidth.com/en-US/About+FLSmidth/Our+History/Our+Product+Brands/Knelson

Has anyone here tried a Miller/Water table for sub 100?

They work but are very tedious....

I would look into the multi-sluice if I were you..... Just sayin......

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Or you might build something like this.....

Guy did a great job on this sweet little cleanup sluice miller table combo.

If I built one there are a couple little mods I would make to the feed area but that's about it.

 

 

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