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3 Replies and 6871 Views Gold Well Vortex Sluice  6871  3 Started by Looking at different sluices and came across the Vortex sluice.  Does anyone have one of these or have used one of these  Thinking about buying one. Does anyone have any experience/opinions Thanks------------------------------------------ Chris
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by  Christine GoldJump to last post
19 Jul 2016 09:24 AM
3 Replies and 6575 Views DIY Roll up sluice  6575  3 Started by  Katra12 A bit ago, I'd considered having some simple sluices created out of silicone so they could be rolled up and packed in to an area easily. Well, as always, someone else came up with a similar idea first but that's ok. This one is easier and even tho' this guy is selling them, it looks to me like a slit open corrugated plastic culvert so easy to DIY: Not a bad idea at all and some riffled matting could be added to a section of it wit...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
15 Jul 2016 08:20 PM
2 Replies and 7830 Views Wading Boots  7830  2 Started by  RonSwanson Please help.  Does anyone know what brand of waders (knee high) that Tom Massey wears in some of his episodes of Gold Fever  My knee high waders have a steel toe and it gives me fits with my metal detector....Plus they give me blisters - Tom seems to get around, in the episodes that he is wearing his knee high waders, very comfortably.  They appear to be an all rubber boot.    Other than what Tom Massey wears, does anyone have a recommendation for 'Knee High Rubber...
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
11 Jul 2016 10:18 AM
7 Replies and 11694 Views How much water to bring?  11694  7 Started by  Titan Interested in sluicing out in the desert for a day how much water is enough and what does everyone use to transport there water I am thinking sparklers bottles.
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by  Mary McCartyJump to last post
04 Jul 2016 10:49 AM
1 Replies and 6968 Views Ever Wonder?  6968  1 Started by      Ever wonder how much gold was in that last 5 gallon bucket you just ran through your sluice box without pulling the box from the water to find out  When working a stream with a fast water box I like to check the contents from time to time to make sure I am still digging where the color is.        To check a box in running water all that is needed is a clear drinking glass or a divers face mask.  Just hold the bottom of the glass or face m...
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
16 Mar 2016 08:28 AM
2 Replies and 9025 Views The Riffle/Trap System  9025  2 Started by      All most all sluice boxes use a carpet or some form of ribbed matting or miners moss as the first trap in the sluice box.  The second trap may be expanded metal or a riffle system that goes over the top of the first trap and some might go expanded metal over the first trap with a riffle system over the expanded metal giving the sluice box 3 traps to stop and hold the gold.        The design and style of the riffle system is very important, for ...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
07 Jan 2016 07:15 AM
0 Replies and 5895 Views Christmas  5895  0 Started by  jleamer20 Well, the first present is under the tree!  I have been looking for a smaller sluice that I can do some quick prospecting and sampling.  I bought (with the Mrs. permission) an Angus MacKirk  Adventurer sluice.  As it is too cold here in NW PA, I will not be able to use it any time soon unless I get to travel to southern climate to test it out.  I can't wait to get out there and do some sampling with it.  All you who have opportunity to go, pan some for me.  Muc...
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11 Dec 2015 06:41 AM
4 Replies and 6236 Views Royal mfg 54inch sluice?  6236  4 Started by  Kayakjames Hey got a question about my next sluice. Currently been using the royal 30inch first one I got works good very compact. I'm wanting to upgrade to a larger sluice so I can keep feeding it and not have to cleanout so much. I'm looking at the royal 54 wide flare model in the kit with everything to make it a recirculator or a high banker, does anyone have any experience with this. I like the brand and how they are 100 USA made seems pretty cheap as far as price goes compared to some other ...
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by  James McgrewJump to last post
02 Oct 2015 05:55 PM
2 Replies and 6906 Views Partnering-up!  6906  2 Started by  IZ I have some basic prospecting equipment, excellent electronic equipment for detecting on land and water & a 4x4. Located in the Sacramento area. Would like to team up with someone compatible.
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by  CHRISTOPHER BOWMANJump to last post
27 Aug 2015 02:25 AM
2 Replies and 6395 Views HELP MR WIZARD!..GOLD ON TOP OF MY SLUICE?  6395  2 Started by  rockmanblue   FINDING MORE GOLD ON TOP OF MY RIFFLES THAN IN MY DEEP 'V'..MATTING
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by  TIM LEIBELJump to last post
10 Aug 2015 07:10 PM
4 Replies and 9876 Views Prospecting Cache Creek with Caleb -- 29 May 15  9876  4 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Well, with the Ark now flowing over 1,000 CFS at the Granite's time to focus again on Cache Creek for gold prospecting fun... I guided a full-day 'gold adventure' outing yesterday for Caleb from Kansas.  We hit my favorite little dry gulch for some panning & sluicing fun.  The day was perfect, 50/50 sun, light breeze, cool temps, and we didn't get poured on even once with a big thundershower!   :wink: We arrived about 9:30AM...
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by  Robert DeMossJump to last post
19 Jul 2015 09:15 AM
19 Replies and 9467 Views Maybe New Sluice Box??  9467  19 Started by  dmcelyea My son put this together in the shop where he works.  Could be the making of a good sluice box.  Need to make a spray bar, put in some carpet, expanded metal and some riffles.  A pump and some hose.  Also need to make some kind of stand.  It can be picked up with one hand and carried as it is.  The top part can be taken off.  It has expanded metal in it for classifying.  Any input on putting the rest together would be helpful.  Thanks  
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by  Nicholas LionbergerJump to last post
10 Jun 2015 04:09 PM
6 Replies and 9167 Views Randy Sluicing Ark River, CO, GPAA Clains -- 21 May 15  9167  6 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA prospectors... Between all the rain and snow we've been having here lately I hit the Arkansas River yesterday to see what the rain and snow melt was doing to the river level...  The USGS gauge up at Granite said 500 CFS, but further downriver at the GPAA claims at the old RR bridge it was obviously a bit higher... I guessed my favorite spot way downriver was now under water, so I decided to stay close to the bridge, did some sampling right below it on the North side.  Not ve...
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by  Robert DeMossJump to last post
02 Jun 2015 12:22 PM
2 Replies and 6830 Views Newbie question for sluicing  6830  2 Started by  davej1one I just recently purchased a Royal 30' recirculating sluice box and was wondering how many 5 gallon buckets of material I could run through it before needing to do a clean out. I am running some 'practice' material that is the roughly 1/8' and less. Thanks for your comments.
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by  Christopher PeaseJump to last post
05 Apr 2015 09:29 AM
0 Replies and 6076 Views Sluicing the Ark River, CO, with Matt -- 7 Mar 15  6076  0 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Well, we FINALLY have had the snow stop falling for a few days now.....and a warming trend, so a new prospecting friend Matt from Leadville, Colorado, and I hit the Arkansas River on the GPAA Arkansas Groups claims block for a little afternoon sluicing fun in the bright High Colorado sun yesterday... We met about 11AM as the morning was a bit nippy, at 9 degrees F at my house, hoping the sun would warm the ground, make diggin' in the river bed possible. Walking th...
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08 Mar 2015 08:32 AM
0 Replies and 3529 Views RDH Prospecting 12 Mini Sluice  3529  0 Started by  DavEddy RDH Prospecting mini Sluice Specs:    Size is 12'L x 3' W x 1 inch high sides. It weighs 1 lbs. It has black ribbed matting. The box is a strong .063 gauge 5052 aircraft aluminum.     I saw this on the internet and thought I'd give it a try (14.95 10.00 S/H). Tried several ways to setup in the kitchen sink until I found one that worked. There was just one problem. Towards the upper left in the stock photo you can see a silvery line towards the end of the sluice...
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12 Feb 2015 11:48 PM
4 Replies and 6260 Views Setting up a recirculation sluice  6260  4 Started by I am trying to find out if I am setting up the sluice right.  I have never really sat with someone and been shown how to properly set up the sluice. Here is the video I made of it running this afternoon:  
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
12 Feb 2015 05:38 PM
0 Replies and 2913 Views Power Sluicing  2913  0 Started by  phillips2316 How many GPH does it take to properly run the Keene header box and the A52 Sluice I have set up a recirculating power sluice and I would like to know what size pump I should use I know 2000gph isn't enough and  a 1.5 hp is too much... I am thinking 3000, but I only want to buy it once and I want it to run on my little generator. I have found a 1/3 hp 3000 gph dirty sump pump that I think is perfect it'll run on my generator for sure but will it push enough water What do yall think
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01 Jan 2015 11:28 AM
2 Replies and 5002 Views Small sluice  5002  2 Started by  plmbloco Does anyone have any info on the small sluice that is sold in GPAA store Is it real small or Thanks in advance.
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by  JACK BROHAMERJump to last post
26 Nov 2014 02:54 PM
11 Replies and 9178 Views How I approach a creek.  9178  11 Started by  loki258 I approach a creek like this: Say I start in an area that I've confirmed gold, even just a speck or two... I pick a spot as a central area and move out in a small radius from that point and down repeating the process till I have a large diameter hole a foot or two or three feet deep or more. I examine the material as best as possible in each layer and removing all large rock/slabs that I run into. Then scoop the loose material and sluice. I see where I am digging and h...
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by  JAMES PEACEJump to last post
09 Oct 2014 07:11 AM
0 Replies and 2948 Views Need good place to sluice near Laughlin NV  2948  0 Started by  tag21650 Need to find a place to go sluicing near Laughlin NV, Bullhead AZ. does anyone have any suggestions Going the beginning of October for mini vacation.
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14 Sep 2014 09:20 PM
1 Replies and 3735 Views Alabama Gold Camp  3735  1 Started by  Southerngoldman Anybody been to the Alabama Gold Camp lately
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
21 Aug 2014 06:27 AM
2 Replies and 7069 Views Cache Creek, CO with Mats & Family -- 16 Jul 14  7069  2 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... I had the opportunity to guide a gold prospecting adventure for a family visiting the U.S. from Sweden yesterday.  Mats and his family were in the U.S. two years ago on another 2-week visit, but this time wanted to focus on the intermountain region of Utah and Colorado.  Well, July in High Colorado is a perfect time to see the 14ers, hike, camp and prospect!   :wink: I coordinated with Mats several months back to lead a prospecti...
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by  RANDY WITHAMJump to last post
09 Aug 2014 06:31 PM
0 Replies and 5802 Views Cache Creek, CO Sluicing with Shane -- 4 Aug 14  5802  0 Started by  C-17A Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Yep, yet one more highly successful prospecting/panning/sluicing trip up to Cache Creek with Shane from Texas... We met about 8AM in Granite, CO, at the public pullout and I drove us up to the BLM property across the highway.  I stropped at the 1865 Granite Cemetery and explained some of the history, the lay of the land the valley, the old timer's hydraulic ops... Up at the placering area parking lot we suited up, got our equipment, water, food, sunblock, bug...
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04 Aug 2014 07:18 PM
0 Replies and 5680 Views More Sluicing Cache Creek, CO with Ron -- 31 Jul 14  5680  0 Started by  C-17A Hey all you GPAA gold prospectors.... more quick Trip Report of my latest exploits with Ron up at Cache Creek, Colorado.....a BLM managed property...just West of Granite, Kolorado. Ron & I wanted to work a new dig spot......well, new to us...........a dig spot that Dave & Wayne had started and opened up a bit previously.  We were told of endless nuggets, pickers and soooooooooooooo much color that one just had to sample some of this amazing dirt, sluice and go home r...
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03 Aug 2014 04:13 PM
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