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Last Post 14 May 2018 08:54 AM by  Samuel Willoughby
Keene A53 for 3" Dredge.
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Christine Gold

26 Nov 2017 12:18 PM

    We got a Keene A52 sluice for our 3" dredge. Having only run a Goldwell sluice we have no experience with this new one. We run the Goldwell at +/- 5 degrees of slope and it works very well. 

    My question is, should we run the Keene at the same angle or is there another degree of slope +/- that works better? 

    We have a Keene P185 pump with a Honda GX200 motor. We run the motor at about 3/4 throttle and the suction seems to be fine.

    Thanks for your learned input -------------------------------------------


    Samuel Willoughby

    14 May 2018 08:54 AM

    First I don't know the "right" answer...


    but here is what I've learned, dependant upon water speed, I put mine in and watch the black sands / "blondies" when the black sands catch in the riffle and the blondies wash away I angle the bottom just a fraction up, this is to catch "floating" gold, yeah I didn't know it floated either until and ole timer showed me in a pan and used jet dry to settle it.... anyway the degree at which it should be may be decreased or increased depending on how fast the water is moving I was told to make sure the water level is 1 to 1/2 inches above the riffles don't know about this as I've ran mine sometimes 3 inches or more without losing gold, or maybe I did and don't know it?

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