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Wide Drop Riffle Sluice  16" x 38"
Wide Drop Riffle Sluice 16" x 38"
Item #:cariversluice
Regular price:$89.00
Sale price:$75.00
Availability:Contact us for availability
Product Description:
(sold out - see our LE TRAP SLUICE BELOW)

Our drop riffle River Sluice is built for the serious miner!

This is our production sluice for running higher volumes of pay materials.

This sluice box is made from durable ABS plastic to take years of abuse from your prospecting. Light weight, easy to use, even easier to clean out. This ABS plastic design utilizes the same drop riffle technology as our bucket sluice concentrator and our highbankers.

V-groove indicator riffles allow you to see the values right away. Larger drop riffles allow for higher production and higher volumes of water without washing away the gold.

River sluice measures approx:

16" X 38" overall
15-7/8" across the top
15-1/2" across the bottom

Sluice tapers slightly.

Drop riffle sluice boxes are used a bit differently than old style Hungarian riffle sluice boxes!

Your goal when running a drop riffle sluice box is to run the box as flat as possible. Without ever having sand just sit on the slick plates between the riffles. The flatter you run the box the better the recovery rate on fine gold.

Water flow on drop riffle sluice boxes needs to be a bit more than the old style boxes due to the flatter angle. Watch the sand in the riffles...when you have the proper water flow this sand will be dancing around within the riffle.Do not try to adjust the box to run the riffles clean! The heavy material within the riffles works much like jig shot which allows the gold and heavies fall through the suspended material and the lighter material just floats right past.
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Le Trap Sluice Box (SOLD OUT)Le Trap Sluice Box (SOLD OUT)(SOLD OUT - this item is currently being redesigned and improved and will be unavailable for several weeks. Please see our other sluice boxes)

The Le Trap "Bank Robber" and "River Robber" Sluice Box is incredibly lightweight yet efficient at catching even fine gold. Sluice box measures 48" long by about 12-14" wide on the inside (exterior is about 16" wide) and will hold the finest flour gold as well as large nuggets. The Le Trap sluice weighs only about 4 pounds, so it is very easy to back pack. Size 12"-14" wide (interior) x 48"L x 4" deep.







NOTE: Mfg will be increasing price on this sluice by about 30% in the very near future - order now before price increase!

Prospecting TIP: For ultra fine Gold recovery, glue small black ribbed rubber matting or carpeting on the riffles. The sluice is made of high impact ABS plastic and will take a lot of abuse, but should you ever get a crack or chip in it, it can be welded simply with ABS glue, available at almost any hardware store. The riffles are a two-step design with a ramp. This allows the sluice to be self-cleaning. It has a self-cleaning tray on the left-hand side which makes it easy to tilt up into your pan and splash water into it for final quick and easy clean up. When using this sluice as a high bank or gravel bar concentrator, a spray system should be used at the upper end of the sluice.



NOTE: INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: THIS ITEM MAY BE TOO LARGE TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. YOU MUST OBTAIN A FREIGHT QUOTE IN ADVANCE OF ORDER IF SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA

Operation: In order to operate the Le Trap sluice in a stream, you will want fairly fast water. The closed end of the Bank Robber Sluice can be cut out, creating the River Robber Sluice.

The flared riffle design causes the water flow to slow as it passes through the sluice, resulting in optimum gold recovery. In working this box, water should run through very rapidly, about 2" deep, which keeps the riffles clean and will leave the gold and very little concentrates behind.

An ideal sluice for times when weight must be kept to a minimum. The sluice is made of high impact ABS plastic and will take a lot of abuse, but should you ever get a crack or chip in it, it can be welded with ABS glue, available at most hardware stores. Please note that these sluice come with the only the discharge end open.

Remember, it ships with the upper end squared off so the unit can be turned into a highbanker if you wish. If you just want to use it in a creek with water flowing through it, simply cut or saw the input end off to let the water into the sluice. Simple! Have fun and tons of gold to you!

Video below shows a modified Le Trap Sluice used as a very effective clean up concentrator. We didn't build it but it looks pretty simple to copy. Video has helpful pop-ups with tips.




Le trap sluice box operating instructions:

Instructions

Step 1 Setting up the Sluice

Locate a place in the stream with fast water and a gradual drop. Water should run fast enough to move a 1 to 2 rock through the sluice about as fast as you can walk through with your fingers. You may have to remove or rearrange rocks to provide a space for the sluice to set so as to provide approximately 1 to 2 of water uniformly at the proper speed. Rocks upstream may have to be arranged to divert water either in or out of the sluice.

Step 2 Holding the sluice in place.

To hold the sluice in the river, it is suggested to put a 1 x 4 x 15 board or aluminum angle across the sluice at the narrow section. This board will allow you to place a rock approximately 5 to 10 pounds on the board to hold the sluice in place. Use just enough weight to hold the sluice in the stream. There are many other ways of making a rock holder for your sluice box.

Step 3 Processing the material.

Deposit the Gold bearing material in the flat portion of the sluice and allow the water to wash it through the sluice. Feed the material into the sluice at the rate that will allow at least one ridge to be seen all the way across the sluice. NOTE: Sluice operation will run more smoothly if the bank material is first run through a JOBE classifier, thus eliminating the larger rocks from blocking the riffles and slowing down the processing of your material. Continue to feed the material until the bottoms of the riffles become plugged with heavy black sands which will prevent the Gold from settling to the bottom. The amount of material that can be run will vary from one location to another, depending on the types of deposits in the area.

Step 4 Clean out.

When you have processed the bank material, allow clear water to flow through to wash out any excess lighter material. When the sluice is ready for clean out, lift the intake end out of the water first. This stops the water flowing through the sluice and drains the excess water out. Pick up the sluice and place the lower left corner into a bucket or Gold pan. Keep the sluice tilted to the left side, splash or pour water, washing the concentrates into the container. At this time you can see the Gold laying in the riffles. If there is Gold in the lower end of the sluice, the angle or the water flow can be changed to correct this.

Next video shows a another kind of sluicebox set up - the Jobe highbanker power sluice as the main unit, with an additional Le Trap sluice added as an extension sluice. Never a bad idea to have an extended sluice set up - especially if you are trying to recover very fine gold or are planning to run a lot of material without cleaning up often.

NOTE: Le Trap sluice is very popular and subject to frequent backorder - please order early.

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Drop Riffle ABS Sluice Box 10" x 38"  (SOLD OUT)Drop Riffle ABS Sluice Box 10" x 38" (SOLD OUT)Our ABS sluices use a drop riffle design for faster cleaning action and provide higher production levels so you can process more gold bearing material in a day. More material run equals more gold in your sluice box!

Drop Riffle Stream Sluice measures approx: 10"x 38"
10 3/4" across the top and 9 3/4" across the bottom This box can also drop into a standard A-52 style aluminum sluice box if you desire.

This stream sluice box is made from durable ABS plastic to take years of abuse from your prospecting activities. Light weight, easy to use, and even easier to clean out. This drop riffle sluice box utilizes the same drop riffle technology as our famous bucket sluice concentrator and our larger high bankers.

These drop riffles work just like the natural cracks in the bed rock.

All material must fall into the riffles because of gravity. The lighter waste material quickly flushes away and out of the box leaving the heavier material (gold) behind.

Drop riffle sluice boxes are intended to be used a bit differently than the old style Hungarian riffle sluices. When running a drop riffle sluice box the best practice is to run the box as flat as possible. Just set an angle that never allows the sand to just sit on the slick plates between the riffles. The flatter you run the sluice box the better the recovery rate on fine gold will be.

Water flow on drop riffle sluice boxes needs to be a bit higher than the old style boxes due to this flatter angle. Watch the sand in the riffles... when you have the proper water flow, you will see the sand dancing around within the riffles .Do not try to adjust the box to run the riffles completely clean! The heavy material within the riffles works much like jig shot, which allows the gold and heavies to fall through the suspended material and allows the lighter material to just float right past.

About the manufacturer:

"We manufacture ABS plastic gold prospecting equipment and mining equipment parts for the D.I.Y. (do it yourself) gold prospector.

We utilize today's High Tech plastics in the production of our equipment. Our production line uses state of the art thermoforming machines and we sell our products at old fashioned prices.

We ourselves are gold prospectors, with over 35 years of recreational and commercial mining under our belt. We design all of our equipment from the ground up! We start from C.A.D. drawings, then our engineers use C.N.C. mills and hand tool our molds for all of our products. Each item is extensively field tested and revised to yield the best results in your endeavors at gold recovery. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals."

castreamsluice$79.95



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