A trommel is a rotating cylinder that has a screen in it that is used to filter differing sizes of materials. It is used in a number of industries, including separating municipal waste, or common house trash, from biodegradable goods. There is another type of trommel used to separate different sizes of rocks. This is the one that is most useful for us, because we can used it to sort through sizes of giant stones and help us get to where we can sluice and pan for gold.
There are many sizes of these gold trommels, moving from portable smaller ones used in the trash industry, to the gigantic ones used in heavy construction and mining industries. As an individual you’ll probably want a small portable one, but a team of miners might get a medium sized one, but it’s going to start getting quite costly.Read More