Miners moss VS Carpet?
Last Post 27 Apr 2015 10:06 AM by DENNIS JANKA. 6 Replies.
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BENJAMIN JACKSONUser is Offline
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11 Jan 2015 05:25 PM

    I have a 3" gold king dredge/highbanker combo and need to replace the carpet.  I was wondering which is better since I need to buy new matting, I was thinking of going with gold hog matting.  Also when switching from carpet to miners moss do you need to do any modifications to the riffles?  Just looking at it I dont see how the moss will fit as it seems much thicker than carpet.  Just looking for some input! Thanks!

    Ben J. 

    JEFF W HIGGERSONUser is Offline
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    12 Jan 2015 05:19 AM
    you should use carpet under the moss when ever you have the room the moss does not have a backing and so the fine gold will keep moving if you have carpet under the moss it will trap the fine gold and you probable should only use moss over the carpet when you have at lest 1/2 in of ripple over the moss if the ripple is to full of moss the ripple will not work as good
    PAUL STRAUBUser is Offline
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    12 Jan 2015 10:51 AM
    Hey Benjamin, I saw that you were thinking about Gold Hog matting, well that's the route I took when I built my Highbanker (based on the gold hog Viper unit) and both my stream sluices. I am totally happy with my decision, as these mats really do catch the gold, all the way down to -100 and -200 flour gold.

    And the ease of clean outs and the amount of cons that you are left with are amazing. I have run up to 4 tons of material in one day with only one clean out and have only about 1 1/2 quarts of cons to deal with, I checked tailings run off all through the day and found no losses. And you can pull your mat and clean it out and put it back in about 5 mins, no moss, no carpeting, no riffles, no expanded metal to clean out and reassemble. Just 1 mat (after they are glued together) to pull, rinse and put back in and that's it.

    To me and my friends that run GH matting, it is the best thing since sliced bread. That's just my honest opinion, for what it's worth. Paul
    AKA: Nodnor the Wise -- LDMA/GPAA Lifetime -- Member--Northwest GA Chapter GPAA -- SGMA -- Live long and prospect! -- Remember: Without tools, we're just animals in pants!!
    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    13 Jan 2015 04:03 PM
    In my opinion, throw away the carpet and moss, or use only for a spacer under the riffles and go strictly rubber in what ever configuration.
    We used large square grooved rubber years ago before Gold Hog and others came along, we called it our secret weapon.
    Gold Hog and other manufactures have the right idea, still way to expensive for my blood.


    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    BENJAMIN JACKSONUser is Offline
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    13 Jan 2015 06:21 PM
    Thanks guys,
    Paul, quick question do you run UR under riffles or just pure GH mats?

    Ben J.
    PAUL STRAUBUser is Offline
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    13 Jan 2015 07:40 PM
    No riffles, just mats. The only place I run any thing other than the mats in under the drop zone behind the reverse riffle, there is some hog moss over the UR section of the mats.

    Here is the link to the pictures of my build if you look thru them you'll see how the mats are layed out and where moss is: http://goldprospectingforum.com/vie...amp;t=1335


    Also here's the link to my vid on you tube of it running during my test runs at alabama Gold Camp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsv7yEE9DsM     I was running the water a little too hot that day, slowed it down the next day and most of the water coming out the back end stopped.
    AKA: Nodnor the Wise -- LDMA/GPAA Lifetime -- Member--Northwest GA Chapter GPAA -- SGMA -- Live long and prospect! -- Remember: Without tools, we're just animals in pants!!
    DENNIS JANKAUser is Offline
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    27 Apr 2015 10:06 AM
    gold hog matting is the way to go.. i use 3 types of mat in my hibanker dredge. i start with the talon ( trim about 1/2 inch of the talest riffle ) then use river hog, then finish with low turbulence UR mat. now gold hog has a new mat called the yukon that looks pretty interesting the mats will run you about $37 for a 10 inch x 3 ft run.
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