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#00041 The Explorer

This is a smaller version of our Large Royal Gold Drywasher, Perfect for a one man operation


This Drywasher has many fine features not found on any other Drywasher on the market today. Additional quality without the additional price.

Features fully enclosed Hopper so no large rocks get in under the classifier clogging your adjustable flow valve.

15" X 18" Oversized Hopper for easy feeding.

* Constructed of 85 rivets making this a more durable stronger product.

* All steel components are zinc plated for durability.

* Silicon rubber insolater on all chains connected to recovery box so that the static charge builds quicker, stronger, and does not dissapate quickly.

Supplied with Easy, How To Use written instrcutions, and a 70 min instructional DVD.

This Drywasher designed to use a 3" air hose (not included) in combination with any quality 3" 2cycle leaf blower available from any home improvement store.

100% made in America by Royal Manufacturing Ind.

Shipping in the lower 48 states. Please No PO Boxes due to box size.

Key Features:

    • .063 Aluminun

    • Fully enclosed Hopper so no large rocks get in under the classifier clogging the flow
    • 15" X 18" Oversized Hopper for easy feeding.
    • 7" X 18" Recovery Box.
    • The Explorer unit stands 38.5" tall at highest point and weighs 20 Lbs.
    • All steel components are zinc plated for durability.
    • Hopper adjusts to 3 feeding angles to accommodate different types of materials.
    • 5 Combination Riffles laser cut from a single piece of steel for enhanced recovery.
    • Baffled first Riffle to ensure even air pressure to prevent blowout of ultra fine gold at
      first Riffle.
    • Dirt slide and adjustable flow valve.
    • When Riffles are opened, concentrates easily slide out.
    • Easy no-tool breakdown. Nothing to lose.
    • Electrostatic isolated Recovery Box.
    • Comes with a 70 minute "how to" DVD.

Use only Dry Material!


Operating Instructions

Before Operating
This Drywasher is designed to use a 3” air hose (not included) in combination with any quality 3”, 2 cycle leaf blower available from any home improvement store.
Drywashers will only work with completely dry dirt. One can test this by grasping the soil and squeezing into a dirt ball. If any part of the soil stays in a ball, the dirt is not dry enough. You can lay a tarp out and place the dirt on the tarp and let it dry in the sun and / or remove layers of wet material until you reach dry material.

Set Up
Locate adjustment tubes, (2pcs) 8" long with 3 holes, remove from shipping storage spot at the end of the (2) shortest legs, remove and slide onto longest legs by depressing the snap pins in until it snaps into first hole, depress a second time to slide snap pin into center hole.
Open frame and orientate it so the 3-hole adjustable angle push buttons are facing towards you so it is standing like a “Y”.
With one foot standing down on bottom of frame, grasp tubes on sides of Hopper and slide over the tops of the upper adjustment tubes. (Note: Top of Hopper is next to chain hook).
Grasp lower tubes of Hopper and slide receiving tubes over top of lower extended legs until it stops.
Place Recovery Box on the ground under Hopper. Grasp Recovery Box hooks and attach to Hopper "D" Rings on both sides.
Walk around to the other side of Drywasher and hook the chain from the Recovery Box to the chain hook of the Hopper.

Setting The Angles
Setting of the Hopper angle is done by pushing the buttons and moving the 3-position adjustment tube up and down, according to your materials. For dirt clods, use hole #1 (Top) flat position so they don’t roll off so you can work with them. The #2 hole (Center) is general purpose for rocks and gravels. The #3 hole (Bottom) is steep for self-cleaning for loose soils.
Setting of the Recovery Box angle is dictated when the machine and materials are both running, by moving the chain up and down to create the proper flow for specific materials.
The material should flow over riffles at a slow metered pace. Metering of the material is done by adjusting the flow valve located a bottom of Hopper. Loosen wing nuts and slide so it meters an even, steady flow. Once the desired flow rate is achieved, tighten wing nuts.
Too steep of Recovery Box angle would run too fast over riffles and not giving time for gold to settle. Too flat of an angle would cause material to back up and not flow. Adjust angle to your materials.

Clean Out
Place Gold Pan in combination with ¼” Mesh Classifying Screen directly under Recovery Box for best results. Remove chain and lower until it drops inside of Gold Pan. Release latch and raise riffles. Concentrates should slide right into Classified Pan. Pan out concentrates.

From time to time you will need to slide out screen to remove ultra fine dust in Recovery Box. The bearings are inline skate bearings and should last years. Replacement bearings are available at any sports store that sells skate parts.

Helpful Hints
It may be necessary to rev motor to higher RPM to get fan to start turning, or, pick up Recovery Box so it is in a flat positions until the fan starts turning. After fan starts turning, put Recovery Box back into its original position.