Placer Mining: Wash Plants for Gold Mining

Rob Towner has built, rebuilt and revised several wash plants in my 25 plus years of mining

Rob Towner has built, rebuilt and revised many wash plants in his 25 plus years of mining. Your gold mining endeavors will benefit from his diverse and successful gold and diamond mining expertise. His wash plants will help you recover your target mineral.

The picture above is Rob's first commercial wash plant in 1984, located out in the Bannack Mining District of Montana. This particular spot is referred to as the Washington Bar in the Placers. He built it without using any new or purchased equipment. It processed 45 cubic yards an hour. This endeavor was carried out with Pete Hable and Al Dionne. Rob and Pete stayed in a tent on site the entire summer. They pulled over 285 ounces of gold from this mining effort.


Gold Wash Plant Operations

Gold Wash Plant Operations

gold wash plant operations

Rob's plants are particularly versatile, robust, and economical for medium and large scale alluvial mining operations. Well suited for production and exploration whether stationary or mobile. They are completely self contained. Their mobility is specially suited to move up and down the alluvial deposit. These plants are virtually "plug and play", minimal assembly required and they can be shipped overseas in a standard sea container. They are designed for commercial mining, simple to operate and low maintenance. You are looking at mining equipment that is 100% made in the USA!


Rob's standard and custom wash plants feature off the shelf industry standard equipment. He builds a trommel design based on the old pitcher style wash plants. Pitcher wash plants were used back in the 1930's, They use a choke feed method resulting in a more efficient delivery into the washing system. He has portable and standard designs that handle up to 100 cubic yards an hour.
gold wash plants for placer mining

rob towner manufactures custom and standard wash plants for any project

Rob's signatory vibratory wash plant. These plants are typical in processing placer gravels. This is an ultra-portable and can handle up to 100 cubic yards per hour.



  • Sluice Box Riffles Capture Fine & Coarse Values
  • Industry Standard Screening
  • Advanced Concentration or Conventional Methods
  • Multi-Decks Enhance Concentration
  • Upgraded Processing Capacity
  • Increased Volumes
  • Hydraulic Riffles is another option
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