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MICHAEL STRAW
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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 McCarty
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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 McCarty
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06 Jun 2016 10:21 AM

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

Brad Lamb
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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
Mary McCarty
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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 Lamb
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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!
Mary McCarty
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08 Jun 2016 06:06 PM
Thanks Brad.
28 Feb 2017 03:56 AM

Excellent review thanks

28 Feb 2017 03:58 AM

Nice setup, thanks

A. BRENT HARSHBARGER
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11 Jan 2018 07:28 PM
I love my cube with the trommel! No need to classify unless you have clay. Pick out big rocks and pre wash in the hopper but can run 2" rocks easily. Nice it adjusts the angle for how fast your material runs through. I always fill my buckets of pay with water and the rocks wash easier in the hopper than just dry material.
Joe Hutchinson
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16 Jan 2018 12:52 PM
Best Machine Ever will get all the gold you put in it always ends up on the first tray no matter the size gold.
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