911MPE hassmall gold mining equipment for sale andmore specifically mineral processing equipment. Our equipment is best used in small scale extractive metallurgyoperations operated by small miners or hobbyist prospectors and mining fanatics. 911MPE offers gold mining equipment as well as processing equipment applicable to most any base metals: copper, lead, zinc, nickel, tin, tungsten and more. For the relatively small size of equipment offered, sample preparation and metallurgical laboratories can economically buy good alternatives to the usually unaffordable equipment for sale in the classic market place.
911MPE has for target market what mining professionals consider the pilot-plant scale mining operation or artisanal mining operations with a focus around under 500TPD. Metals you can extract include: gold, silver or other of the precious group as well as the classic base metals; copper, lead, zinc, nickel, molybdenum. Much of our ultra-small scale equipment allows you to process from just a few kilo (pounds) per day and work on your passion for a small budget.
You can buy from us mineral processing equipment starting from crushing, grinding, classification, dredging, gravity separation, flotation, pumps, water treatment and smelting. A line of ovens, furnaces and laboratory equipment is also available.
Making a complete list of gold mining equipment starts with defining the type of gold mining you are doing and the budget you have at your disposal. The type of mining relates to hard rock,eluvial, or placer; alluvial deposits. The capital budget you have to invest in buying your equipment with dictate the scale at which you want to mine and influence the long-term operating costs of your mining operation.
Since most of the information online provides lists of gold mining equipment for amateur level mining with equipment like: gold pans, metal detectors, mini sluice box, blue bowl, geologist rock pick, soil scoop, hand screens/classifiers. The items listed just now fall closer to gold prospecting tools and equipment than actual mining.
I will present here what I consider are major equipment lists for 3 types of mining operations. Remember now, a metallurgist is writing. This will not be flawless and since my speciality is process equipment, that is mostly what will be discussed.
Some amateur level gold prospecting equipment such as metal detectors are often classified as mining equipment by small miners/prospectors operating as a hobby. These items include but are not limited to:
MINERS WAREHOUSE specialises in the supply and distribution of Mining Equipment to the small scale Artisinal Mining industry. Our range of equipment encompasses the entire requirement that a small scale mine will require from primary ore extraction including drilling and blasting as well as ore haulage and movement to ore processing, with high and efficient recovery rates and high production rates based on ore haulage from primary sources. Our ore processing and recovery equipment uses little to no chemical additives and we aim at a ZERO MERCURY mining environment.
Our equipment is well suited to miners producing 0.5 Tonnes per hour to 5 tonnes per hour. We offer free advice to our broad range of customers on the most efficient manner in which to mine their reserves whether they be Precious or Base Metals.
We pride ourselves on the supply of efficient and reliable equipment with the additional benefit of being able to offer the most suitable advice to each mining environment particular to each region and customer. We strive to be the foremost supplier and service provider to the Small Scale Mining industry in the Region.
Our Technical team offers full training and orientation on the equipment supplied to ensure that the customer gains the utmost benefit from the purchased equipment. We carry stock of all consumable spares and run a full work shop where we undertake services and overhauls on all equipment when required. We offer site visits if required by customers to train staff on the safe and efficient operation of their equipment. Our team can also offer valuable advice to the customer on how best to maximize production and increase life of mine.
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Placer mining is an exciting activity. It brings us out into the wilderness often to the road less traveled. There is a certain charm associated with the hunt for gold. In some ways it feels like an exclusive club where the only entry requirements are the knowledge, skills and the will to take on the challenge of finding precious metal on the earths surface. For those starting out there is a lot to learn and all too often a novice miners decisions are influenced by greed or the infamous gold fever. Heres a list of some of the most common mistakes made by new gold miners.
Placer miners are total gear nuts, myself included. To run even a small operation you need a fair amount of gear. Pans, sluices, digging tools, camping equipment, 44 truck, etc. And there is plenty of gear on the market to spend your money on.
However more equipment will not necessarily make you more money. Often its quite the opposite. In our fast paced consumer focused economy it is tempting to look for a quick fix. There is no substitute for hard work though. You need to put in the time and effort to find that gold. I have met several people who have purchased a brand new floating dredge with nowhere to use it. Fortunately their equipment quickly finds its way onto craigslist at a discounted price.
Prospecting starts with a gold pan, other tools that help are classifiers, snuffer bottles, and an accurate scale. Once you have proven gold in an area you can look at moving on to something that can move more material. The next progression would be a highbanker or a small diameter dredge (if theyre legal in your area). If you have found enough gold and cant move material fast enough the next steps are moving to a larger wash plant and possibly heavy equipment. At each step along the way you need to assess the quantity of gold on your claim and the costs of getting it out.
Its pretty exciting to have the rights to your first claim. You start dreaming of all the riches that are now yours for the taking. Its tempting to snap up the first claim that is available. Especially in areas with online staking, its a lot like buying concert tickets. Unlike concert tickets though goldclaims are usually available for a reason. Perhaps the claim has poor access, little to no gold, or has already been mined to death.
Do some research before you pull the trigger. Read up on the history of the area to make sure it hasnt been thoroughly mined already. Make sure it has good access roads or trails. Find info on previous production in the area and if possible sample the claim before you buy it. Check some maps to make sure the claim is not on a park, reserve or private land.
Effective sampling is absolutely essential to run a profitable placer mining operation. You wouldnt buy a carwithout taking it for a test drive. Itistempting to show up at a claim and start running a highbanker on the first gravel that you see. Even some larger operations forgo proper sampling in the rush to get mining and lose a lot of money because of it.
Sampling is not glamorous and you wont get a lot of nuggets to show your friends but you need to know how much an area will pay before you spend time and money to produce it.Once you have thoroughly sampled an area and have calculated the pay per yard you will know how much you can spend to produce the gold. For example if an area pays $100 to the cubic yard and your cost is $40/yd to produce it you will certainly make a profit. Your proven reserve is sort of like a bank account. You dont want to spend more money on equipment than your reserves will justify.
Almost every novice prospector will sample surface gravels and expect to see flakes of gold. Placer prospecting and mininghinges on the fact that gold is very dense. Being heavy, gold will settle deep as it can in a gravel bed. When digging a test hole you basically want to dig as deep as you can. You want to reach compacted gravel before you start sampling. In most cases your best gold will be on the bedrock. In some areas there are clay layers or river armour layers that will trap the gold. It will always travel down until something prevents it from sinking any further.
There are areas where flood gold can be found near the surface. It is important to know the history of your area. Even if there is surface flood gold though the real paystreak will always be deeper down.
Just like other laws it is your responsibility to know the miningregulations for your area. I have heard too many stories of guys panning or running river sluices in areas that they didnt even know were claimed. That is called claim jumping and is illegal. In the gold rush days it was perfectly legal and acceptable to shoot a claim jumper. Today claim jumpers can face a criminal record and imprisonment. Check out our post on claimjumping for more info.
The rules are not the same everywhere. A suction dredge might be perfectly acceptable in one area and completely outlawed in another. Dredges and highbankers area also regulated by water intake hose diameter and type of creek that you are working on. Other regulations to look out for are environmental rules for drawing water and working in riparian zones.
Laws regarding exploration on private land,provincial parks or first nations land must also be obeyed. You have certain rights by holding a claim but that does not guarantee your right to dig in every situation.
These days with the recent flood of gold mining TV shows it seems so easy. They give the impression that all you have to do isshow up with an excavator and a wash plant and youll start pulling out nuggets. Often these shows have some arbitrary budget that the miner needs to reach by the end of the season. Just seeing numbers like $500,000 per season will get anyone excited. You may be thinking if they can get that I can at least get $1000 on a random claim. Spending an hour per night watching guys pour jars full of gold flakes on shows like Yukon Gold or Gold Rush Alaska will fuel unrealistic expectations.
The fact is gold is valuable because it is incredibly rare. The value is largely due to thesweat equityof prospectors and miners who have spent lifetimes searching for the yellow metal. It will bea long road to get your first jar full of gold or even a vial for that matter. Prospecting for gold has an incredibly poor success rate. You will put in hard work, digging, hiking and panning for long hours and wont see more than a color. Some days you wont even see that. Gold is defiantly out there but dont expect to see any in your first pan.
Most placer mining and prospecting equipment requires skill and knowledge to operate effectively. That is part of the appeal to prospecting, its a skill just like any other and takes time to develop. There are a lot of people out there who are not using their gold pans properly and washing gold right out of the pan. Likewise with highbankers, its a common mistake to mine all day with the wrong angle on your sluice. There is a lot of info out there on proper techniques dont just buy equipment and try to figure it out on your own.
The best thing to do is go out with someone who is experienced with the equipment that you want to use.You can watch Youtube videos all day but nothing beats hands on experience. Most placer miners will welcome an extra hand to help work the claim, in the process you will learn everything you need to know.
Brilliant page. I spent the better part of the afternoon reading your site. I particularly enjoyed your two part write up on the history of placer mining in BC. Id be interested in joining the mining club you run next year if its still going. I live in Calgary for most of the year, but spend winter break, spring break and summers in Penticton as Im a school teacher. Ive never panned, but like most interested, Iv watched a zillion how to videos. I follow a few prospectors on YOUTUBE. I have two boys, 10 and 11, and would love to take them on some adventures. If youre planning on making a trek out to one of your southern interior claims before the last week of August, perhaps I can tag along and learn the techniques.
You made a good point that soil sampling is a very important part of gold prospecting. Ever since I was a kid, Ive always been fascinated with the California Gold Rush so Id like to try gold panning myself someday. On top of learning the equipment needed, it seems that I also have to brush up on my geology.
During the bitcoin boom in 2017, which saw the price of the digital currency rally from $1,000 to $20,000, there was a shortage of graphics cards and bitcoin miners due to the high demand for digital currency mining equipment. Once the digital asset markets started to cool off in early 2018 and mining become less profitable due to an increase in mining difficulties combined with a drop in market prices, used crypto mining rigs become readily available online.
We have compiled a list of seven digital currency miners that can be bought second-hand on major retail platforms such as Amazon. To rank the machines, we looked at the current (used) market price, hash power, how much energy each machine consumes, how user-friendly they are, and when they were originally released.
Before jumping onto the digital currency mining bandwagon and launching a small at-home mining operation, it is advisable to check mining profitability for the miner(s) you intend to buy and the coins you intend to mine. Digital asset prices change every second and mining difficulties adjust on an ongoing basis. Mining profitability can, therefore, quickly move from profitable to unprofitable.
All of the terms, definitions, and images in this article come from our online MSHA Part 46 Typical Equipment in a Surface Mine training course. Weve included a short sample of that online mining safety course below.
Either track-mounted or tire-mounted, backhoes are a type of excavator equipped with a bucket that faces toward itself. The typical backhoe design incorporates an inward-facing bucket affixed to an articulated arm, or boom. Backhoes are often used for removing and loading overburden as well as scraping down high banks and digging ditches.
Bins and hoppers are containers with open tops for material to enter and an opening at the bottom for material to exit, typically over a conveyor or feeder. They are filled from the top by a loader or conveyor and discharge material at a continuous rate through the opening at the bottom for distribution to other processing and sorting operations.
Feeders transport material a short distance at a consistent rate using conveyor belts or screw conveyors. Feeders may also have an integrated breaker mechanism used to reduce material size as needed for the next processing stage.
Management offices, workshops, storage, refueling, and power generation may all be located on-site. In some cases, a control tower may also be constructed to offer a complete view of processing operations.
Some of the most common types of classifiers are spiral and rake classifiers. Both of these classifiers separate material by dragging the material along the bottom of an inclined surface in a settling chamber from the bottom (inlet) to the top (discharge).
Cone crushers are typically used in downstream crushing operations for medium-sized materials. Like the jaw crusher, the material is fed into the cone crusher from the top and discharged at the bottom. As the material enters the crusher, an eccentrically rotating cone forces the materials against a crushing plate. The shape and movement of the cone progressively reduces the size of material as it moves down through the crushing chamber to the sizing gap above the discharge opening. Resized material may be further sorted and transported to stockpiles or other processing operations.
Draglines, a type of specialized excavation equipment, operate by casting a heavy cable-hung bucket outward from a crane-like boom and dragging the bucket toward itself to remove large amounts of overburden, load ore, and manage stockpiles. Draglines can be equipped with buckets of specific design and weight to match the materials being mined.
Dredges are a type of excavation equipment used to remove material from underwater. They can be land-based or barge-mounted and may employ powerful suction or physical digging methods to bring material to the surface for removal or processing.
Front-end loaders, or simply loaders, are large, typically tire-mounted vehicles with a deep, wide bucket mounted at the front. Loaders are used to load mined material into haul trucks and feeders, push or dump overburden, and manage stockpile or refuse areas. In sand and gravel operations, loaders may also be used for excavation.
Surface mines require the constant operation of heavy equipment consuming large volumes of liquid fuel. Since much of this equipment is not designed to be driven on conventional roadways, refueling must be done on-site making fuel tanks and pumps a necessity. Tanks may be above or below ground and can range in size from 500 to many thousands of gallons.
Active mining operations are often spread across a large area, making walking to distant locations impractical and potentially dangerous. Miners, contractors, and supervisors often need to move quickly between work areas to do their jobs, perform maintenance, and address issues as they arise. A broad range of common passenger vehicles and pickup trucks may share haulage roads to transport people, tools, and small equipment where they are needed.
In-pit belt conveyors are used to move material within a large, active mining pit area or from the pit to loading areas for further distribution within the mine. In-pit conveyors may also move mined material to portable crushing systems that reduce the size of larger rocks or minerals for easier transport.
Jaw crushers are often used early in the production process to prepare material for processing. Raw mined material enters the top of the machine where a moveable jaw opens and closes repeatedly to break the material against a fixed stationary plate. When the material has been reduced to a size small enough to pass through the opening below the jaws, it exits the crusher and may be further sorted for stockpiling or downstream processing.
Most mines will have a maintenance and repair shop onsite to store replacement parts, supplies, tools, and other specialized machinery while providing sufficient space to maintain and repair equipment.
Overland belt conveyors are used on mine sites where there is the need for continuous movement of high volumes of material over long distances, in some cases, several miles. This type of bulk material handling conveyor may be used to transport material from the pit to processing areas or loading areas for rail or barge transport.
Scrapers are a type of earthmoving machine with an open, centrally mounted hopper or bowl with a blade-like leading edge that can be raised or lowered hydraulically to selectively remove and spread overburden over level or relatively level terrain.
Screw conveyors use a rotating, helical screw to move liquid or granular materials through a tube or trough. The screw is commonly referred to as a flighting and may either wrap in a spiral pattern around a central shaft or be shaftless.
Shovels, sometimes called power shovels, are versatile excavation machines, often track-mounted, with a large, outward-facing bucket at the end of a powerful, articulated boom that can rotate 360 degrees. Shovels are used primarily to dig out and remove overburden as well as selectively load material for transport.
Often tire-mounted, skid steers are quick, compact, highly maneuverable, and extremely versatile machines which perform a broad range of vital duties throughout the mine. They may be used in excavation work to carry, spread, and load loose material as well as serve an array of grading, site preparation, construction, demolition, and repair functions.
Track haulage involves the loading and management of specially designed railroad cars to transport enormous volumes of overburden or mined material to other areas of the mine or off-site to distant locations.
Since mining operations exist for the purpose of selling extracted and processed commodities, industrial truck scales are put in place to keep track of transported material volumes. Truck scales are normally situated on drive paths close to where over-the-road trucks exit the mine carrying processed material to customers.
Water reclamation systems remove fine sediments and return a high percentage of the used water back into the mining process. These systems may involve large settling tanks, mud presses, storm water discharge areas, and extensive piping and pumps to reduce runoff, manage environmental impact, and conserve resources.
Weve taken these terms and definitions and have put them together in a multimedia, interactive surface mining equipment glossary. Its cool, and theres even a way for you to download the interactive glossary for free. Go check it out.
Knowing the equipment at a surface mine will help you know whats what and get the job done. Especially if youre a brand new worker or a contractor whos been hired to work at a mine site. So we hope you found some value in this article.
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Mining cryptocoinsis an arms race that rewards early adopters. Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency, released in early 2009.Similar digital currencies have crept into the worldwide market since then, including a spin-off from Bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash.
Bitcoinsare not a good choice for beginning miners who work on a small scale. The current up-front investment and maintenance costsnot to mention the mathematical difficulty of the processdon't make it profitable for consumer-level hardware. Today, Bitcoin mining is reserved for large-scale operations only.
Dogecoins and Feathercoins would yield slightly less profit with the same mining hardware but are becoming more popular daily. Peercoins can also be a reasonably decent return on your investment of time and energy.
As more people join the cryptocoin rush, your choice could get more difficult to mine because more expensive hardware will be required to discover coins. You must heavily invest if you want to stay mining that coin or take your earnings and switch to an easier cryptocoin.
As a hobby venture,cryptocoin mining can generate a small income of perhaps a dollar or two per day. In particular, the digital currencies mentioned above are accessible for regular people to mine, and a person can recoup $1,000 in hardware costs in about 18 to 24 months.
As a second income,cryptocoin mining is not a reliable way to make substantial money for most people. The profit from mining cryptocoins only becomes significant when someone is willing to invest $3,000 to $5,000 in up-front hardware costs, at which time you could potentially earn $50 per day or more.
Suppose your objective is to earn substantial money as a second income. In that case, you are better off purchasing cryptocoins with cash instead of mining them and then tucking them awayin the hopes that they will jump in value like gold or silver bullion. If your objective is to make a few digital bucks andspend them somehow, you might have a slow way to do that with mining.
Smart miners keep electricity costs to under $0.11 per kilowatt-hour;mining with 4 GPU video cards can net you around $8.00 to $10.00per day (depending upon the cryptocurrency you choose), or around $250-$300 per month.
There is a slight chance that your chosen digital currency will jump in value alongside Bitcoin at some point. Then, possibly, you could find yourself sitting on thousands of dollars in cryptocoins. The emphasis here is on "small chance," with small meaning "slightly better than winning the lottery."
If you do decide to try cryptocoin mining, proceed as a hobby with a small income return. Think of it as "gathering gold dust" instead of collecting actual gold nuggets. And always, always, do your research to avoid a scam currency.
You also need a strong appetite for reading and constant learning, as there are ongoing technology changes and new techniques for optimizing coin mining results. The most successful coin miners spend hours every week studying the best ways to adjust and improve their coin mining performance.
At the beginning, most miners used their own CPU for coin mining, but very quickly this was not enough to mine in quantity. Miners then moved to using their Graphic Cards GPUs because they were able to hash data up to 100 times faster and consumed much less power per unit of work.
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President Akufo-Addo has said members of the anti-galamsey task force are right to burn equipment belonging to illegal miners while urging affected miners who disagree with government to proceed to court.
The President has opened the way for us. He is a lawyer and he knows that what he is saying is not right but he is asking the miners to go to court when he knows that it is not in the mining act. The work of Operation Halt should not affect us because we are not the people doing the wrong work, it is the illegal miners who are being supported by the politicians.
Despite the commendable effort of the military in the curbing of pollution of water bodies and forest reserves, their actions are rather creating more pollution in the rivers, the land and airspace. The destruction of these equipment on water bodies is worsening it by the spillage of oil, fuel, mercury into our water bodies. Most children in the communities take pleasure in swimming in these water bodies.
Sinking of these equipment poses a big danger and hazard to them. We Artisanal Women in Mining (ASWIM) and the Kolikoli women, as mothers are pleading with the Ghana Armed Forces that the better method is to bring them off to shore and drain them of their fluid to prevent further pollution, she explained.
Clad in red armed bands and head gear, the group which accused government of using the military to intimidate legal small scale miners, called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minerals Commission who have the factual information on their activities, to intervene.
We women in artisanal mining and our Kolikoli women are pleading with the President the Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor and all frontline officials to immediately allow the legal small scale miners to get back to our site so we can find our means of living, she appealed.
They say the clampdown has affected them financially, physically and emotionally and it is gradually increasing social vices in mining communities as members are now seeking other means to fend for themselves and their families.Get in Touch with Mechanic