Gold cube
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SCOTT RANKINUser is Offline
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29 May 2016 02:06 PM

Michael,

I have been using the Cube for a  bit now and just purchased the classifier palte attachment... It works absolutely awesome however once my friend allowed me to borrow the fox... things just got easier.  Now for obvious reasons the set up isnt the best for the desert conditions however, but I'm working on a recirculating clean concept that will allow me the use both with minimal water toting.  The Classifier Plate is extremely easy to use as long as you have one man feeding and another man watching the plate.

 

Scott

 

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02 Jun 2016 05:33 PM
I have been using the Gold Cube at Loud Mine for several years and there is no better unit for catching fine gold. On the way home from Loud Mine last month to Pensacola Florida I had my water tray and two stacks blow off my roof rack of my jeep, needless to say they got destroyed called the folks at Gold Cube and told them of my plight. Three days later I received the three pieces I needed, the price I paid gave me the same type of rush as if I had found a nugget in my pan  ,what great folks at Gold Cube. Moral of the story: Don't Trust Harbor Freight Bungee Cords
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04 Jun 2016 10:33 AM

One of these is now on my wish list. Been pricing them and there is a huge variation in prices with the average being around $400.00.  There is a good looking one on Ebay tho' with a filtered water recirculating system that is only $200.00. It does not appear to be a brand name "gold cube" but certainly looks similar to the actual item in question. No significant difference. Suspect it is likely made in China but ime they are VERY good at imitating many things for lower prices and relatively equal quality?

 

Comments?

 

Thanks!

Katra12

Brad LambUser is Offline
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04 Jun 2016 02:12 PM
They are not the same as the Gold Cube. If you have a chance to see them side by side, and feel the matting and the construction tolerance differences and the WARRANTY, there is actually very little to compare. The Gold Cubes are designed, manufactured and shipped from the United States, near Oklahoma City.

I looked at the pirated versions and they are not nearly of the quality of the original.

If you can, buy American, please.
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04 Jun 2016 11:35 PM
I'm just going to enter every lottery and contest and try to win one .. still a bit out of my price range since I particularly want the trommel version now that I've seen it.

I've had a gold cube on my amazon wishlist for over 3 years now.... Why doesn't anybody pay attention... hehe
MICHAEL STRAWUser is Offline
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06 Jun 2016 09:09 AM
There is a big difference in the Gold Cube and it is in the angle of the vortex trays, which the folks at Gold Cube hold the patent on ,this why the Cube can not be fully duplicated by other companies. You can also get reconditioned cubes and trays through Gold Cube at an excellent price.
Mary McCartyUser is Offline
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06 Jun 2016 10:15 AM

Lol! Yes, I do buy American most of the time. Easier to track quality and make sure sellers stand behind the product. Kinda hard to harass a seller from China.

If and when I can get to a show, I would like to see them side by side to compare them in person. Excellent concept. I am not currently in good gold country (Valentine Nebraska) but hope to summer in Colorado. I am a contract worker so work 3 to 6 months in one place. I want to winter in Washington State. Hopefully when I get back into gold country, I will be able to justify the expense; Especially if I can prospect on GPAA claims.

Not sure what part of Colorado I'll end up in. Wondering how many GPAA claims there are in Colorado and how good they are?

Worth the cost of a gold cube?

Mary McCartyUser is Offline
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06 Jun 2016 10:21 AM

Just out of curiosity, is China held responsible to American Patents?

Brad LambUser is Offline
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07 Jun 2016 07:35 AM
Mary,

Ideally, someone on here may have tried or seen one of the Gold Cube knockoffs used next to The Gold Cube.


Michael's idea about contacting Mike or Red (owners of The Gold Cube) for a re-furb model is outstanding. I wish I had thought of that.

Golden Trails and Days,

Brad
Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
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07 Jun 2016 08:04 AM
Posted By Brad Lamb on 07 Jun 2016 07:35 AM

Mary,



Ideally, someone on here may have tried or seen one of the Gold Cube knockoffs used next to The Gold Cube.



Michael's idea about contacting Mike or Red (owners of The Gold Cube) for a re-furb model is outstanding. I wish I had thought of that.



Golden Trails and Days,



Brad

Yes, I also liked the suggestion about purchasing a refurb. Wonder what they cost?

At the moment tho', I have a space issue. I move every 3 to 6 months and everything I own must fit into a Mazda 2 hatchback. I might have to mail my Miller table home to my sister but am re-assessing my living needs right now and plan to mail home anything I have not used in the past 9 months to make space in the car for a small amount of prospecting equipment and pursue that as a primary hobby. Am also looking into a car top carrier to increase my capacity. Since I can more or less choose the area of the country where I will accept jobs, I can attempt to stay in better gold country after this contract is up in July.

Thanks!



Brad LambUser is Offline
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08 Jun 2016 05:17 AM
The Gold Cube, being modular, will pack much better than a traditional highbanker, plus, it can be run from either a 12v battery and bilge pump or a 110v set up. If you wanted true "off the grid" capabilities, you could pick up the small (1" output) clear water gasoline powered pump from harbor freight or northern tools for less than 170.00 (159.99 at harbor frieght).

If I was to start over, I would only use The Gold Cube, classifying everything to 12+. If you plan to buy a "gold banker" for the top of it, call Crisson Gold Mine. They sell a custom, all metal, hopper type classifier that works as well as anything I ever seen and is durable enough to shovel into. I would recommend classifying everything, regardless of which washing method that you use (highbanker, sluice, gold cube, miller table, etc...) to the size of the gold you expect to catch, based upon your test pans.

Great Questions Mary!
Reach out to your Senators and Representatives and let them know you are in support of mining rights and opening up areas to small scale mining! ~Augusta, GA GPAA~ ~LDMA~
Mary McCartyUser is Offline
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08 Jun 2016 06:06 PM
Thanks Brad.
William AdamsUser is Offline
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28 Feb 2017 03:56 AM

Excellent review thanks

William AdamsUser is Offline
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28 Feb 2017 03:58 AM

Nice setup, thanks

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