Allan's Gold Mining Wash Plant - Trommel Build (Part 1)

Allan's Gold Mining Wash Plant - Trommel Build (Part 1)

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About: Allan's Gold Mining Wash Plant - Trommel Build (Part 1)

This is what I like to call "Dad super powers", you must have children in order to build something like this, excellent job
Skip the nuts on the spokes and use 3/8 copper tubing spacers, use flat washers against the bucket.
Cheers Allan for another amazing video! This was very clear and easy to understand. I'm loving your videos, Keep it up :D
how often do you have to replace the 1/4 inch mesh? or do you?
Allan have you made a CD yet?? please let me know I want one
thanks for making these videos there great to look at but if I had a CD I could stop it as I build and keep track of where I am on my lap top
love your tape and just anybody can folow your instuctions and do a realy good job, thank you so much
Thanks Allen. I used your instructions to build a Bucket Trommel Wash Plant about a month ago and last week I used it at a club outing to find about 1.5 grams of gold. I found I was able to move about the same amount of material as two guys using a highbanker. No spray or mud hole to stand in and some of the highbanker guys were wearing rain suits to stay dry. Thanks again.
Ok. You're a genius and you got me. I'm a gonna subscribe. There must be some way of using the water to the top trommel to turn the shaft before it hits the wash area. It gets pumped there anyway and it's not utilised until it hits the pay-dirt. It'd save one windscreen wiper motor and a bit of power. Actually, it could even be used to turn the bottom trommel too. There's enough force as it comes off the sluice. Just needs a bit of "Out of the box" thinking. By the way, your design is awesomely thought out from start to finish in this first vid. Congrats on a job very well done :)
Hey Allan, thanks again for these explanatory videos on your projects! I think they are very helpful. I wanted you to know that I added your channel to my channel's list of friends under the "Channels" tab. Hoping all is well and happy prospecting! Aaron
That bucket that is more firm will actually break easier, they bend so they dont' break. The Lowes one you originally used would be best.

i bet the different buckets would be good for diff parts of the trommel.
Very cool and economical design! Have you looked into a hydro motor/turbine (not electric) for driving the trommel so you don't have to carry a battery, just using water pressure from your pump to drive it ? Just wondering if that's been done. Cheers! Chris.
excellent video, thanks for sharing. i do have 1 question do you happen to know how much material this can handle an hour?
Hi Allan, I first saw you with Jeff Williams and Slim out in lost basin video, you truly have a fabulous Wash Plant and I would love to build one. I watched your first video and now have just two questions, how long did you cut the conduit? And are the bolts 1/2 long or 3/4" 1/4 X 20? Thanks for your fabulous work and time.Al
Excellent craftsmanship Sir, liked and Ill sub. The quality of your work deserves it. Peace.
Hello, very interesting. Gold seeker is also my hobby. Thank you have learned a lot what I can improve with me. Greetings Tom
Great work! Thanks a bunch for sharing an excellent and challenging build - New subscriber.
Alan all you need is some coloured grease paint & a red nose to complete the picture ( nuf said) THE DON WEST OZ
Thank you for sharing your build. I would much rather build a trommel then buy one. I am going to build this, again thank you!
thanks I will be looking forward to that

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.