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Bill's Rocker Box It all began with some spare boards I had laying around and an idea I've had for some time. I've always wanted to build and try out a small rocker box. Rocker boxes have a sort of a romantic nostalgic lure about them. Whenever I think of gold prospecting the 1800's rocker boxes come to mind.

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Gold mining Rocker box (cradle) The Gold Seekers

One of the most popular pieces of equipment used during gold rush times in XIX century was a rocker box, sometimes called a cradle. Collier's New Encyclopedia from 1921 defines this device as a mechanical contrivance used in placer mining, consisting of a box on rockers and moved by hand, used for washing out the gold bearing soil. Rocker

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Small Mining Rocker

Small Mining Rocker At least double volume of gravel can be worked per day with the rocker as with the batea (pan). The rocker or cradle, as it is sometimes called, must be manipulated carefully to prevent loss of fine gold.

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Gold Rocker Box YouTube

Sep 14, 20170183;32;Sometimes you just need to take a step back and try something old. In this case I'm kicking it 1851 I have been on the hunt to get a rocker box to

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Gold Rocker Box Mineral Processing amp; Metallurgy

One of the first devices used after the gold pan was the gold rocker box. The rocker allowed small operators to increase the amount of gravel handled in a shift, with a minimum investment in equipment. Rockers vary in size, shape, and general construction, depending upon available construction materials, size of gold recovered, and the builders mining experience.

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Rocker Box Plans goldfeverprospecting

Rocker Box Plans Pictures and complete plans to build your own rocker box for gold may be found here (note if links are broken we are sorry but we do not control these pages). More free plans can

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Plan, Design and Build a Homemade Gold Rocker Box

At the very dawn of the Gold rush to California, the rocker box was perhaps the most used piece of gold prospecting equipment. For a time it was perhaps even more important that the gold pan.Mostly this was because the miner could make a rocker for himself

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Mining Techniques of the Sierra Nevada and Gold Country

Mining Techniques of the Sierra Nevada and Gold Country by Snowy Range Reflections staff Panning for Gold Panning was the oldest and simplest way to separate gold from surrounding rock. It was the most basic method to obtain placer gold.

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Rocker box

A rocker box (also known as a cradle) is a gold mining implement for separating alluvial placer gold from sand and gravel which was used in placer mining in the 19th century. It consists of a high sided box, which is open on one end and on top, and was placed on rockers.

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Gold mining

Placer mining is the technique by which gold that has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted. Placer deposits are composed of relatively loose material that makes tunneling difficult, and so most means of extracting it involve the use of water or dredging.

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