Sluice Angle Indicator - let's you set the correct angle on any sluice box
How do you set the proper angle on a sluice box to maximize gold retention? We are asked this question everyday. Now there is great a new tool on the market to make this virtually automatic and take the guess work out. It's a much easier way to get the angle adjusted on your sluice box quickly and easily The Sluice Angle Indicator tool features:
Allows for faster set up. With a simple look from above you will know that your sluice box angle is correct. Answers the question of how to set the proper angle on a sluice. Gives the seasoned prospector another tool to add to his arsenal.
COMMON QUESTIONS: Q. If that thing Indicates the Angle on a Sluice Box, why do I not see any degree markings? A. Numbered degree markings are not needed. According to the information used in the design, optimum angle and slope are used in broad terms." Optimum Angle usually being between ten and fifteen degrees and minimum slope down to two percent". The colors are set up accordingly. Also I believe that if someone is handed a tool of this sort with numbered degree lines and asked to set the angle on a Sluice box between 10&15 degrees that person would in all likelihood spend a lot of time trying to set up to exactly 12 1/2 degrees which does not appear to be necessary, the objective being anywhere in that range between 10&15 degrees.
Q That indicator arm appears to be a copper wire,is that what it is? if so why? A. Yes. Keeping in mind that I designed the Sluice Angle Indicator for my personal use and, that I have a small amount of clumsiness (i drop things from time to time), I used the copper wire because it is flexible,if dropped and bent, it can be reshaped easily enough. Whereas had I used something non-flexible and tried to reshape it, I would probably wind up breaking it.
Q. It appears this tool will have an effect on the depth of water that passes through my Sluice box if I use it. Is this the case? A. Yes. Obviously if the Angle Indicator is submerged in flowing water,the water will move the indicator arm. It must be kept above the water. My sluice box has a depth of about four inches, the depth of the tool is about two inches, allowing the depth of water passing through to be about half the depth of the sluice box.
Q. How much more gold can I capture if I use the sluice angle indicator? A. the sluice angle indicator's use is to assist the amateur / recreational gold prospector in setting the angle on his / her sluice box. No claim is made as to how much more or less may be captured by the use of this tool. Gold capturing features are built into the sluice box by the manufacturer. That being said - Setting an improper angle will result in either too much water flow and loss of gold or too slow water which can cause plug ups and unnecessary accumulation of black sand and gravel which can also impede gold retention.
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