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Thomas Wentlingcreated the topic: Expanded metal screen

Does it matter how you put the expanded screen back in the sluice? The way it is expanded can create more of a riffle or less of one.

1 month ago

Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Black Sands

I am so tight that I even keep the fines that are left over from my bluebowl. It is such a small amount but if I turn the water up any higher, it woul...

1 month ago

Thomas WentlingIs now friends with Robert Kaiser

1 month ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: New Claims Book

    That was your first test to see if you are the kind of person who doesn't give up...lol

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: New member Howdy

    Welcome. I hope your membership will be as rewarding as mine. I have met some fantastic people and anything that gets you outdoors is awesome. Good lu...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Black Hills National Forest Wyoming

    I recommend you contact the local DNR or Forestry Dept.

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Setup for starting out

    Don't forget the property section above. Lots of info. The more you learn the more you will be able to research stuff. Youtube is also a great place f...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: New Claims Book

    Smart idea to take the book. I post updates and such in mine from here. I do as much internet research as I can before going. Things change.

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Setup for starting out

    I saw... take it all. Better to have your gear then wish you had it. Classifiers are a must. Don't forget Jet Dry

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: prospecting equipment for sale

    Hey Bill, Hope you are doing better. Good luck on selling your stuff.

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Awesome pail top classifier - check it out - cheap!

    Sometimes you get what you pay for. I just bought 3 Keene classifiers. 30 50 and 100... They are heavy duty, fit inside a 5 gal bucket and they will s...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: 12V Electric Dredge???

    I bought a 3700 gpm 12v pump. I saw where the guy on youtube put a funnel in the clean out pipe to create a jet stream for pressure. My understanding ...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Panning practice at home

    I like the idea of flattening the lead so it can't roll.

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Small Dredging

    Hey Todd... where did you go?

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Recirculating Blues: A Slurry Story

    Doesn't classifying it wash a lot of the clay off?

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Finish pan preferences?

    What is the difference between a finish pan and a regular pan? I have been using my regular pan and just been careful how I work it. Thanks

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: WHERE DO YOU RELIC HUNT???

    In Pa we look for old school houses and old towns. Back in the oil days, towns would spring up and now are gone. We also look for old parks that were ...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: weighing gold

    Keep in mind, if you use the bottle full of water method, be sure both are submerged under water while you put the cap on. This eliminates any air and...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: New prospecting shop

    This is great. Those of us who travel out west from the east will benefit from this. No need to ship gear which costs a small fortune.

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: What sluice do you use?

    I use a Keene and Angus MacKirk.

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Colorado Gold Show

    Wish we had a show out in the NorthEast

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Cabin Fever

    Must be nice to find 10 years worth in one day...lol

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Small Dredging

    You can in Ohio... Where do you live?

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Is Bazooka dead? Sluice suggestions?

    I just watched the video on the Grizzly. At the end, they guy shows what the sluice caught in a pan. It looks like the stuff I classify into a 5 gal b...

    2 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Miller Table Setup Help

    I have found it depends on how fine the concentrates are. I have better luck with fines that I have run through a 50 and 100 mesh classifier. These ta...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingcreated the topic: I could have been eaten...

     I got introduced to gold panning in June 2017 and since I was planning a motorcycle trip out to Colorado up through Wyoming and back through Sou...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Where is SPRING?

    ME ME ME ! ! !

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: What Classifier Sizes

    Posted By John Dykstra on 10 Jan 2018 07:35 AM

    I have a 1/2 1/4 1/8  20 mesh 50 mesh and 100 mesh. I use the 1/2 and 1/4 more in the field. Th...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Where is SPRING?

    I have one more 5 gal bucket to play with. I am holding out for a while... I found two specs in the first bucket that came from the middle of the cree...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: What scale do you like and why

    I went with a Redding Model #2. I liked the magnetic dampening and the stainless steel seat. I agree that set up is easy and you never have to worry i...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Veterans

    Army from 1981 to 2006, Airborne Artillery. I feel so lucky to have retired without any issues. Thanks to all who served and for those who supported u...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: US or State by State map

    You can do a search on line and see them by state. It will show all the locations within a certain distance even if it is in another state. It also gi...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Where is SPRING?

    Where are they from up north? I bet they aren't missing our cold snap

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: What scale do you like and why

    I made the leap. I bought a beam scale. It was around $100. it measures down to 1/10th of a grain which is even more accurate then the .01 that electr...

    3 months ago

    Thomas Wentlingprofile picture has been updated

    3 months ago

      Thomas Wentlingcreated the topic: What Classifier Sizes

      I am looking at getting more classifiers. I have the #2 (1/2") and #8 (1/8") mesh classifiers by Keene. I don't see a need for a 50 if I am going to u...

      3 months ago

      Thomas Wentlingprofile picture has been updated

      3 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Trip to Little Miami

        How was the flow and was there a lot of ice to deal with? Nice amount of gold. Sure is an odd looking fossil

        3 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Where is SPRING?

        Joseph... I hate you....lol

        3 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Where is SPRING?

        I guess we shouldn't be rushing life. It goes way to fast as it is. Now is the time for ice fishing and cross country skiing...lol

        3 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingcreated the topic: Where is SPRING?

        It can't just be me. I am about to pull my dag gum hair out. I bought a dredge, built a hand pump dredge within the past month and bam...winter sets i...

        3 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: What is the best place to buy pay dirt from

        I have never bought pay dirt. I have yet to hear anybody say they found more gold then what they paid for it. What is the big draw? I saw Kleshguitars...

        4 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingcreated the topic: What scale do you like and why

        I am going to buy a scale and with so many out there, I was wondering what others might suggest and why. I am looking for the pro's and con's of your ...

        4 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: CRAPY CLAMES NO GOLD BUT ALLWAS GET THE BILL

        I understand your frustration. Not everybody has the patients, it takes, to fine the elusive. My brother does not enjoy Geocaching, struggles with met...

        4 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Screen a foot valve

        I decided that most things are worth a try. I bought furnace screen that comes in a square green pad. Kind of like the ones you use to scrub stuff but...

        4 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Fine gold recovery

        Well, I guess this didn't help much as far as deciding. The point here is that all these recover devices work. As Joseph stated. Each works a little d...

        4 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Fine gold recovery

        I have a miller table and blue bowl. I must say... they both serve a purpose but I think I like the blue bowl better.

        4 months ago

        Thomas Wentlingbiography has been updated

        4 months ago

          Thomas Wentlingreplied to: RE: Screen a foot valve

          Thanks... My concern was loosing suction because of the screen. I saw on Youtube where guys put big screens around the foot valve to reduce the size o...

          4 months ago

          Thomas Wentlingcreated the topic: Screen a foot valve

          I just bought a used 2" Keene Dredge. I was wondering if I should put a screen around the foot valve, to reduce the hole size even more, or is putting...

          4 months ago