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Howdy All, I am Seeing Gold in Hard Rock with My Hand held 60X Uv. or White Light Micro Scope. I Have Built a Crusher out of a Ball-Pen Hammer Head and a Fence Post Crushing in Half of an Air tank Then I move it to a Rock polisher with Bearings and Lug Nuts, Makes a Fine Powder. Now I would like to Build a Bigger Ball-Mill some thing that Can Handle at least a Bucket Does Enyone have Plans to build a Ball-Mill. I would Love to get my hands on an old Sampson Jaw Crusher. Thanks for eny Help.

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I would suggest that you build a rod mill if you want to get the material down to a fine power, a ball mill usually is used to make bigger item smaller, e.g. big rocks down to little rocks, and then the material goes into a rod mills to take it down to a powder.

That being said, here are a few links I found for building your own ball mill, a rod mills would be build much the same but using heavy rods instead, old truck axles would be a great source for a small rod mill, with a ball mill or a rod mills having different sizes of grinding medium would work better than having all of the same size balls/rods.






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Thanks Fellas I've seen that Video and Thought about using a Cement Mixer Coated with Rino Liner (in place of Lead) as an Adgitator. I also tried to use a Hot water tank but it has Way to much rust. I can spin a 5 Gal plastic Gas can but the hole is a pain. Thanks Au.Seeker I'll look in to thouse links some more. Tried to post a pic here but forgot how.

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I think if you use some River Cobbles most are Flint , Granite, What other HARD AZZ rocks in the area you will find they work better then the Odd shape Iron bits.

You may end up with some of them breaking down and getting in the Micks but they have been tumbling in the river for a 1000 years and are still there.

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Ya Gary and I have Chatted a Bit He is a Very Knowledgeable Man.. I am in need of something that can Handle at Least a 1/3-1/2 Ton of Ore..River Rock would work fine but if there was a River around for 75 Mile I would probly be in it LOL :Just_Cuz_06: I not sure if enyone here Has or Had worked With or Has Plans of a Ball mill this size if so can you post a Pic. I dont what to go broke buying Crushers http://www.sbmchina....CFQ9whwodRE6FXA .. Thanks For the Help it is Highly Appreciated :thumbsupanim I am thinking of running a 50 gal plastic Drum on some rubber tires powered by Electric the Problem with this is the Ore and River Rock Will just Slide Like a Glob. mabie putting a Chain Polverizer in a Tuff Shed Would be better

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