XT-10 Trommel*

This trommel will perform like no other mining separator on the market today.

  • The XT-10 trommel* is designed to work with the assistance of the power jet or grizzly system.
  • The XT-10 can:
    • de-rock
    • classify
    • separate eight different types of materials 
  • The de-rocker can rotate both in a forward and reverse direction at variable speeds.
  • The classifier and separator can also rotate in a forward and reverse direction at variable speeds and independent from each other.
  • The XT-10 can tilt up to 20 degrees to allow the flow of materials and water to be greater or less.
  • The XT-10 has a wash plant built inside between the de-rocker and the classifier.
  • The classifier screens are made of expanded metal and this allows the device to cut or polish against the materials to be processed into the sluice box.
  • All eight different materials can be processed through this trommel. They are as follows:  Clay, Sand, Silt, Gravel, Mud/sludge, Soft stone, Organics, Rock

The XT-10 TROMMEL requires a source of water such as pond, creek, river, lake, or ocean for processing material.

  • The material entering the power jet is then dispensed into the de-rocker that can spin in a forward or backward direction at variable speeds.
  • The classifier/separator also can move in a forward and backward direction at variable speeds. The classifier is an expanded metal barrel with the screens bolted in place.
  • These screens are different sizes and allow the materials of that size to fall through into the outer Barrel that is the separator. The separator has two sections to allow the different materials to fall into the diverter chutes (3/8” minus; 3/8” to 1”) leading to the 2 sluice boxes.
  • The power jet or the grizzly is supplied with water by the #1 pump. The pump you would use depends on the location where you are getting material to put through the trommel. Pump #2supplies water to the wash plant that is built between the de-rocker and the classifier. These jets can spray up to 1800 psi with the correct pump.

The XT-10 Trommel has Four Exit Points

Materials 3/8” minus are the first the separator processes into the first chute to the sluice.

Materials 3/8” – 1” are the second the separator processes into the second chute to the sluice.

Materials that are 1” – 1 ½“ are the waste at the end of the classifier.

Materials that are 1 ½ – 4” are the waste at the end of the de-rocker.

Sluice System for Recovery of Precious Metals

  • The Sluice System is comprised of several materials that are designed to capture the minerals you are seeking. 
  • The following steps are necessary for obtaining captured minerals:
    • Shut off the material supply
    • Shut off the water supply to the sluice box
    • Set capture bucket at the outgoing end of the sluice box
    • Remove riffles from the sluice box
    • Remove the expanded metal
    • Remove miners moss and/or mat into a bucket or tote
    • Use a garden hose to wash sluice box into the capture bucket at the end of the sluice box.
    • Clean out the miners moss and/or mat into a water vessel
    • Place miners moss and/or mat back into the bottom of the clean sluice box
    • If using miners moss, install expanded metal over the top of the clean miners moss.
    • Reinstall the riffles
    • Return the water flow back to the sluice box
    • Start flow of material into the sluice box
  • Keene Engineering and Explorer One recommend cleaning of the sluice box(es) every four hours to reduce loss.
*Patent Pending
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