The Aussie Gold Prospector


THE BASIC ESSENTIALS

Along with all the equipment you will need for camping, here is the list of basics to bring for a gold panning weekend.



Yabby Pump
YABBY PUMP

Initial inspections are usually carried out on foot so keeping equipment to a minimum is desirable. I carry a  yabby pump and bucket of fittings, tools and pan.
A yabby pump ensures that the bottom is cleaned out correctly, but this method requires water.

For more details click on the Yabby Pump picture


Your
missing out on this cool bank dredge picture.
HERE'S A PICTURE OF A HOMEMADE BANKDREDGE.

This bank dredge is used in places where there is no water for panning or dredging. In places like this, gold bearing gravel must be carried from the dry river bed to where the bank dredge is set up next to water, such as a farm dam.

For more details, click on the bank dredge picture


A picture
of a dredge in action.
AND A PICTURE OF A DREDGE IN ACTION

Sometimes you can get lucky and find a patch of water. Now it's time to bring in the dredge. The one pictured here is a Keene's 3 inch. The dredge is the best way to make sure that all the gravel and gold is cleaned from the bottom of the river.

For more details click on the dredge picture


Trailer Mounted Mineral Separator
TRAILER MOUNTED MINERAL SEPARATOR

I found this machine on The Yahoo Auction Page, it appears to be the ultimate in small scale prospecting. Just shovel in everthing and pan off at the end of the day

For more details click on the Trailer Plant picture


SOME GOLD NUGGETS FOUND WHILE DREDGING.

Lots of Gold Nuggets


There's supposed to be a big gold nugget here

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