How often should I clean my mats?
First... we have commercial ops that run 100+ yards an hour for 12 hour shifts. They clean the mats at the end of 12 hours. However, the average prospector cleans their mats 2-3 times a day. Look... it takes about 5 - 10 minutes to pull the mats, clean the mats, and them re-install them. So if you shut down for lunch... pull'm and clean'm. Why not? It will also help you see if you're on the gold. Personally, I pull my mats twice a day. Once at lunch time and then the end of the day. If they're tuned right... the gold will stay.