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BEST  Portable High Banker Power Sluice
BEST  Portable High Banker Power SluiceBEST  Portable High Banker Power SluiceBEST  Portable High Banker Power Sluice
BEST Portable High Banker Power Sluice
Item #:amepowersluice
Regular price:$1,849.00
Sale price:$1,749.00
Base CC690 Unit ONLY (+$0)ADD 6.5hp pump (+$385)
ADD 20 ft suction hose (+$125)ADD 50 ft 2 inch lay flat discharge hose (+$125)
Availability:Usually ships in 2-3 weeks
Product Description:

POWER SLUICE / Hi-Banker Model CC690

THIS GREAT HIGHBANKER does what it claims and is manufactured so well it is fully portable with no loss in functionality. We are VERY impressed with it and are sure you will be too.


We are proud to offer a hibanker that actually does what it is intended to do: CATCH AND RETAIN GOLD.
Not only that, but the CC690 HIGHBANKER does it in a way that is simple to set up and easy to use. It has all the little well thought out features that other more expensive prospecting equipment don't have: wheels for mobility, speed nuts for quick assembly and break down, and even a built in level to help set the perfect sluice angle.

OTHER NEAT FEATURES INCLUDE: a pivoting grizzly that dumps onto an inspection plate so you can inspect your material. Everything stores right inside the unit itself for super easy transportation.

The CC690 Power Sluice is very popular with international miners also. Watch Galamsey miners go to town on the CC690 Power Sluice below. The inventor of the cc690 recently took a trip to Ghana to share the marvels of modern day prospecting with these very eager Galamsey miners - quite an improvement over their old fashioned methods!

----------Shipping Dimensions---------- Length: 54" Width: 17" Height: 15" Shipping Weight: 70lbs.

Price: $1849 is for the CC690 HIGHBANKER base unit only. Hoses and 6.5hp pump are available separately if you don't already have these. USE THE CHECK BOXES NEAR THE ORDER BUTTON TO ADD ANY OR ALL OF THE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. Freight cost usually runs between $100 and $200 to most parts of the USA. International orders will require a prior freight quote. This is a custom order item and there are no cancellations as it will be made specially for you.

OPTIONAL PUMP INFO: Gasoline Powered Trash Pump
Power Max 6.5Hp, 3" Gasoline Powered Pump with 2" hose fitting adapters.
Total Head Lift---98ft. Suction Head Lift---26ft. DETAILED PHOTOS:

Shoveling the gravel onto the grizzly.

Collapsed position with wheels and legs stored inside for easy transport

Collapsed position with wheel assembly attached for easy portability

Easily dumping the washed rocks off the grizzly.

Optional gas powered 6.5hp pump.

Delivery info: This unit is a special order item - it is in very high demand and subject to unannounced back-order. Delays of 1-3 weeks are common. If you require delivery by a certain date you are required to inform us at time of order. These units are only made upon order and are considered special order items. We are charged in advance by the mfg. for these items. As such, you will be charged in advance as well to secure your place in line for shipment. There will be no cancellations of orders due to delivery time issues unless you inform us in writing of a need by date in advance and we agree to this date. Please plan your purchase accordingly and allow extra time for delivery.

A note from the inventor:

History of the CC690 Power Sluice

The highbanker/power sluice you see in these pictures is one I designed myself based on published research from Yukon placer recovery operations. I wanted a highbanker that could process more material than the small scale mining ones currently available, and yet still have a high rate of recovery for fine gold. In addition, I wanted it to be light weight, low cost and heavy duty. As development progressed, heavy duty won out over light weight and low cost. I decided that something durable and easy to transport would add value and more than offset some extra weight and cost.

This unit folds together for wheeling down to the dig site. It can then be quickly set up with no tools and no tiny parts to lose. It is powered with a common 6.5hp, 3 inch trash pump. The water is run through 2 inch suction hose and 2 inch lay flat hose at 150 gpm.

I like to be able to inspect my tailings, so the top trough has a grizzly which dumps the large rocks out onto an inspection plate before they are discarded. The -3/4 inch material that washes through the grizzly runs over some very aggressive aluminum angle riffles before dropping down into the bottom trough. The bottom has 2 sizes of expanded metal riffle sections. They are 3/4 inch and 3/16 inch heavy gauge aluminum. Top and bottom trough are 4 feet long by 1 foot wide. There is deep v-groove matting under heavy vinyl miner's moss under all riffle sections to securely retain any captured gold. Clean up is simple and the legs and wheels store inside the troughs when transporting. Development and testing have taken me about 1-1/2 years. The first prototype I built was very basic, but worked far better than I had expected, and it proved out the research. I have made many modifications since that time to make the whole thing more user friendly. So, at last, we have a quality highbanker in production and available for sale." Joseph Chmiel


In designing the CC690 Power Sluice, AME steered clear of duplicating existing equipment. Nor did they place a stream sluice on a stand and brand it a "power sluice". Rather, AME designed the CC690 to be a power sluice from the ground up. Specifically, great weight in their design was given to Yukon placer gold recovery studies done by researchers in the 1980's and 1990's. These researchers conducted tests of existing placer gold recovery operations to determine which equipment designs were most efficient in retaining gold of all sizes. Their tests were done using irradiated gold particles to enable tracking of each gold piece being captured, or not, by the recovery equipment. We are confident that by basing our design around such quantitative studies, as opposed to guesswork or tradition, we will aid the small scale miner in extracting the greatest percentage of gold possible from the gravels he feeds into the CC690 highbanker.

Existing sluice designs rely mainly on gravity to capture gold. With the CC690, not only is the force of gravity at work to trap gold, but the very force of the water itself is used to create high energy vortices that trap and hold gold particles against the matting. These forces combine to help the smaller particles work their way deep into the looped,vinyl fibers of the matting and on down to the grooves of the underlying, v-ribbed rubber mat where they remain until it is time to perform the clean up operation.

Technically speaking, the CC690 is a water operated, centrifugal concentrator and is capable of processing large volumes of material without the need for pre-classification. It has been made as user friendly as possible, in that it allows for ease of transport, set-up and clean-up. No tools are required for use and there are no small parts to lose. All materials used in the construction of the CC690 were chosen for their corrosion resistance, quality and durability. Altogether this makes for a piece of equipment that will stand up to abuse and still survive for season after season.

Power Sluice Design Features:

Simple spray bar assembly, and pivoting grizzly for oversized rock removal in top trough. 2 sizes of expanded metal riffles layered over heavy duty miner's moss and deep v-ribbed rubber matting in lower trough.

Hungarian riffle assembly with aggressive angle riffles over heavy duty miner's moss and deep v-ribbed rubber matting in top trough.

Dump plate removed to show top riffles.

Spray bars for thoroughly washing material through grizzly.

Comment by HBprospector (As posted on Goldprospectorsspace 5/30/09)


So for all of you wondering about the highbanker that is sold by Advanced Mining, I ran it through some at home lab setting tests. I ran five 5 gallon buckets of clean dirt and gravels through it, and then mixed up a bucket of dirt with 4 grams of mixed gold. The gold was one 0.50 gram nugget, some pickers, plus 20 mesh and a little minus 30 mesh. After I ran the gold bucket I then ran two more full buckets of dirt with some cobbles just small enough to go through the classifier at the head of the box. The motor I was using was the same one that is sold by Joe for the machine. Running at full throttle the whole time, I panned the tailings and found only four to five micro specks. I turned the engine off and did a clean up. Know for a fact that I only put in 4 grams of gold. Every piece that was plus 20 mesh stayed in the top part of the sluice. I was very pleased with the ability of the upper part of it. I then did a clean up on the lower portion. When I was done panning I did a weigh in on the gold. To much of my surprise the weight was a Quarter More than I put in. That quarter gram that was caught was gold so small that it looked like powder. My conclusion to this is that that super deep ribbed matting that Joe uses in this equipment caught the gold that I did not even know was in the buckets of dirt. I will be buying one of Lucky Joe's highbankers as soon as possible. I've tried a lot of highbankers and have spent a lot of money on some of them. Some worked pretty good out in the field so I thought. I always pan my tailings and out of all the highbankers I've used, this is the only one that is quick to set up the right way and not have gold ending up back on the ground. So for anyone that wants to buy a highbanker I would sure buy one from Advanced Mining. It gets the GOLD that the other ones don't. Thanks again Joe.


Comment by Tim Grimes (As posted on Goldprospectorsspace 6/17/09)

Hello everyone, for the past couple weeks I have had a CC690 highbanker from Advanced Mining Equipment. First off let me start by saying what a great guy Joe is. Very down to earth and eager to help with any questions you might have .The CC690 arrived very quickly and when I opened the box I was very impressed at the beauty of this machine. I almost hated to get it dirty {almost}. Setting up the unit was quick and easy. I did not even use the instructions but I did look thru them afterwards to make sure I had everything correct. The weight of the unit is not too bad; you can make it lighter if you donít store the parts inside. I like the fact that I can wheel it from place to place with ease, and the level bubbles make it so simple to get just the right angle for the box-- takes the guess work out of it .Another thing is the sluice area: you got your riffles then your miners moss and under that deep rib rubber matting that is great for catching the fine gold and here in Ohio that is a plus because thatís all I seem to find. The pressure from the water pushes the fine gold down thru the moss and into the rubber mat-- what more could you ask for in a highbanker. Now lets get to the construction of this unit: I like the unit. It is very well constructed with speed nuts so you donít even need a wrench to assemble it .I also like the fact that the grizzly pivots and dumps onto an inspection plate so you can inspect your material even further before you dump it. Everything stores inside for ease of transport, and removing the riffles for cleanup is very simple. If you are looking for a new highbanker I think you should check out the CC690.

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