Mining: the lifeblood of the Coast’s economy

Gold mining on the West Coast

 Let’s take a look at the Whyte goldmining operation on the West Coast

The gold recovery plant used by the Whyte mining operation uses a 5 foot rotary screen and riffle table. The top section of the table uses hydraulic riffles.

Throughput from the recovery plant varies depending on the ground being mined but the company aims to put through 1000 yards per shift. The plant was built by Dispatch & Garlick Ltd for Whyte Gold. Have a look at the plant in action here:

Black sand gold mining

It comes in fine specs but recovering the gold found in the black sands of the West Coast is no wasted effort. In this video you can see how they go about gold recovery  from the sand on this coastal beach claim.

Gold mining on the West Coast