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Last Post 10 Dec 2021 12:18 PM by  ARTHUR WAUGH
Clean_up Sluice Help
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Ervin Keczem
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22 Nov 2021 07:07 PM
    What is the best clean-up sluice for fast efficient gold recovrery?
    I tried one of those gutter sluices, way to slow and tedious.
    I tried a blue bowl, but again it takes way too long.
    I want a small recirculating system as i don't have much storage space when i travel, or at home as i live in a condo. I have a 10" x 48" highbanker to run my paydirt, just need a fast, efficient way to clean my cons.
    any help would be greatly appreciated.
    William Kochendorfer
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    25 Nov 2021 12:40 PM
    a shaker table would work best, yet space and money are limiting factors. In reality, fine gold recovery is time consuming no matter which way you look at it. there is no quick way to do it if you want 95+ recovery. blue bowl is good, miller table is good, I have both. If you have patience, you can do like I do. I will Power sluice my material, classify for blue bowl and miller table and set aside for another weekend in multiple containers. I will collect and classify material to last me a weekend. I'll set up, turn on the tv, have a beer or 4 and quietly enjoy my weekend running my concentrates. I already know it's going to take some time... sit back and enjoy the solitude....
    Ervin Keczem
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    25 Nov 2021 01:17 PM
    I understand it’s a time consuming process.
    What I’m looking to do is reduce my highbanker cons, down to finer, more concentrated cons that I can easily pan, or use a Miller table. I need an intermittent process.
    PAUL MESHAK
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    27 Nov 2021 06:59 PM
    Fastest equipment I have seen is the Gold Hog cleanup sluice. Bigger than a gutter sluice by a little bit but very fast with three different ways to run material. Definetly classify out bigger material if most all your gold is fine. Hope that helps.

    Paul
    Ervin Keczem
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    27 Nov 2021 07:34 PM
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    Posted By PAUL MESHAK on 27 Nov 2021 06:59 PM
    Fastest equipment I have seen is the Gold Hog cleanup sluice. Bigger than a gutter sluice by a little bit but very fast with three different ways to run material. Definetly classify out bigger material if most all your gold is fine. Hope that helps.

    Paul
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    Thanks Paul:
    I’ve been considering it, but the price is more than I’d like to spend, but might have to.
    Jon Owens
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    03 Dec 2021 09:47 PM
    You might check out Alan Robertson on YouTube. He's made a bunch of silicone mats that seem to be catching more gold. He's done the sluice/banker, blue bowl, clean up sluice and some pans, probably more. Anyway you can make them your self following his guide. I recently made one for my banker and look forward to using it once it rains here again (Arizona). You can mold almost any shape or design you can think of and the gold sticks to the silicone. Skip through a few of his videos and watch the ones that catch your interest. I will say, don't add food coloring, my 1st mat never dried, but it was old coloring the wife donated. Clear 100% silicone works no problem with a bit of Dawn soap in water. You will see after a couple videos. Hope this helps.
    Ervin Keczem
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    03 Dec 2021 09:59 PM
    Thank you Jon, I will check those videos out.
    Jon Owens
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    05 Dec 2021 09:14 PM
    Also check out the Magic Bit Black Sand Removal tool. You have to put all that in the search or other stuff comes up. I saw this on Alan's channel and ordered, just got it yesterday. You could make your own too, but they are pretty cheap.
    Basically it's a magnet on a stick that you put in a drill. Spin it under your pan and move all the magnetic material to the other side, wet or dry. This will definitely help redicing time in the clean up phase.
    Good luck and happy prospecting!
    Ervin Keczem
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    05 Dec 2021 10:22 PM
    The spinning magnet is a good idea, I may pick one up.
    I did find myself a Gold Buddy 12 volt mini highbanker. I think it will do what I am looking to do. But the magnet will be good for the final cleanups.
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    10 Dec 2021 12:18 PM
    Simple solution is to get a set of classifiers from the size of the largest of your cons, all the way down to 100 mesh.

    The bigger screens you can quickly pan out, once you get to 50-70 mesh it might take a few minutes longer, but your recovery will be as good or better. You're still going to have to pan the end result of any sluice.

    Since you're in a condo, you can set up a tub and use a 6-10" pan.
    Take a look at the small diameter classifiers from Pioneer Mining.

    Have a set and like them for cons.
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