I have included a link for those of you interested in building your own rocker box. A rocker box has screen for classifying material near water. It has a sluice type construction that water runs down to further classify material. The box containing these elements is rocked while water is poured at one end and runs down to the other.
In an earlier post I drew a very rough drawing of a rocker box I built – included were some photos.
This PDF set of drawings provided by The Minnesota Gold Prospectors is very detailed and very good. Click the link below and download the plans. It’s free!
Essential oils may seem like a new age phenomenon, but if you look at the variety of oils there are elements in them actually recommended by physicians. And you don’t need to worry as much about recalls.
Take Young Living Essential Oils for instance. Helichrysum or copaiba that are amazing at reducing inflammation. Since everyone knows about nicotine patches, and testosterone patches, and others, absorption of components through the skin into the blood stream is a powerful transfer mechanism. Oils that reduce pain are extremely effective because of this. Doctors have prescribed peppermint for indigestion for years and have shown beyond a doubt that it works. Why not try an oil? I think it should be thought of as an option particularly when your over the counter preferences aren’t working for your health complaint.
I recommend this Word Press Post – http://younglivinglife.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/another-reason-to-use-young-living-essential-oils-tylenol-recall-serious-side-effects-investigated/
This is where you shovel dirt in. At the bottom just above the metal chute, is an opening that can be closed, adjusted, or opened completely by a metal handle (can’t be seen) at the top of the photo. The dirt falls to the riffles and while the bellows is pumped by the wheel the dirt vibrates and hops over the riffles. Can’t see the riffles because they are below the hopper. The heavy stuff stays behind.The screen can be removed if something undesirable gets in the hopper.
I have published a few articles on looking for gold. The links are here: http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-Find-Gold-if-You-are-a-Newbie-Gold-Prospecting-the-Best-Places-Using-Gold-Panning
Perhaps a little easier to see how the riffle box is removed.
The riffles here are made out of quarter rounds, flat side facing away. When you have cranked the wheel and all overburden has been shaken off, detach the riffle box, slide it out, and dump what remains in a bucket. If there is any gold, it will be in the material you dump in the bucket. Gold is 19 times denser than an equal volume of water.