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Richard Smittle Recovery Plant

Schmittel 200yard/hour huge hopper and scrubber. Richard Schmittle can be seen giving perspective to the size of this recovery system Placer gold mine on the Yuba river deposit about 65 miles from Sacramento, California


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Richard Schmittel keeping an eye on his screen system.


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Another view of the scrubber.


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Shows splitter portion of the recovery system.

Recovery system consisted of a splitter that fed four sluice boxes on each side (eight total). Each sluice then went to each one of eight yuba jigs. From the eight yuba jigs the material went to a secondary jig and finally to a tertiary jig.


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A better picture of the splitter, jigs, and sluice boxes.
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Poor quality picture showing last jig.

Also shows clean up container of the find gold and black sands.


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Tailing discharge converyor.


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Rich blue gravel being loaded on trucks and on its way to the recovery system


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View of the ore body and equipment working.


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