Some ideas and speculations for practical minded ‘do it yourself’ gold prospectors. Perfect for the backyard workshop individualist and seeks to encourage the tradition of Australian innovation. The manual looks at aspects of panning, sluicing, cradles, trommels, hardrock prospecting & stone crushing, mercury amalgamation and windlass construction and numerous small tips and ideas from the point of view of learning, experimenting and ‘doing it yourself’. It requires basic prospecting skills & language jargon, workshop & tool knowledge and a flair for engineering things out of junk.
Author: Stephen Barnham