A wash plant is a piece of equipment used to wash desirable grains off gravel and rocks, and then to wash down the grains to acquire black sand and heavy mineral bits.
Various forms of wash plants are shown on the show, including the Dakota Boys' D-Rocker wash plant, Todd Hoffman's Turbo Trommel trommel-based wash plant arriving in season 3 for Quartz Creek Claim, Dave Turin's Big Red shaker-based wash plant arriving in season 3 for Indian River Claim, Little Blue - the old shaker-based plant used at Quartz Creek Claim during season 2, and the old trommel-based wash plants at Jim Nail Placer Mine and Big Nugget Mine.
The Spanish term is "lavador". However Todd Hoffman uses this to name his diamond wash plant.
The sluices/sluicebox are primitve washplants that are now used as parts of other washplants.
The diamond jig is a washplant used as a partial washplant, to process gravel to find diamonds. fucken big ol' decks
Parts of washplants
Types of washplant
- Push-in box
- The most simple type of large washplant, a set of sluiceboxes placed on an angle, with a mouth where paydirt is pushed into it, and waterjets to wash it down the slope