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    Aug 2010
    Texas
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    Gold Hog Matting...it's the BEST..

    Klondike here...

    I am not associated with Gold Hog Inc in any way... I am just an old experienced miner...kind of old school in some ways...lol

    Anyway.. I am using a very simple sample sluice box as I sample my property prior to placing a much larger commercial system in place...

    The box is 10 inches wide...top half is 4 foot long.. bottom half is 3 foot long... both boxes outfitted with Gold Hog matting a combination of both the UR and Srubber matts in the top..just UR in the lower....

    We run the boxes at 2 1/4 inches per foot... and 75 gallons of water a minute...and haven't found any gold in our tailings...yet...

    These samples are from the worst part of our property.. very high on top of the claim...no round rock ay all.. doesn't look like river gravel at all... and the gold is small at this part of the claim...at first we didn't think it was worth processing...a typical sluice box would not capture it....I know ..we tried... but now we're excited by using the God Hog matting...

    What you see below is from a 1/2 yard run bucketing the dirt into the sluice header..no spoon feeding it...nearly
    swamping" the upper box......and you'll see the result in pics below...

    These pics are from te same pan.. but from different areas of the pan...and the pan was NOT moved around at all....you are seeing new gold in each picture...magnified about 300 times...most of the gold is so small it is just barely visable to the naked eye...You may see these same pics of mine on a different post...

    The Gold Hog Matting is incredible from capturing small gold...I recomend everyone use it.. you'll capture more gold...for sure...

    Good luck to everyone...


    Klondike...
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    Last edited by Klondikeike; Apr 10, 2012 at 09:20 PM.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    I am going to call and talk to them to see what I need for my combo unit we got tiny gold here in Oklahoma.
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    us
    Jan 2010
    Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
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    I bought Gold Hog matting (UR only) for the summer here in Colorado. I have not had a chance to try it out, but your experience with it makes me think that I'll do fine. I also have a Gold Cube (there is lots of fine gold in Colorado).
    Whites GMT, Whites GM Vsat, Whites 5900, Gold Mountain King Cobra, Bounty Hunter 3300

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    Klondike,

    Nice feedback on the Gold Hog matting. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

    All the best,

    Lanny
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    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

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    Yesss! I'm so glad to read someone else is doing well after installing gold hot mats too! In my experience it's the best way to get those itsy bitsy bits of gold that would have otherwise just been lost.
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    I love GH Matting. The clean-outs are so easy to do that I can't imagine using moss again... Here is a home-made trick I use on my DIY sluice that I put together last summer; instead of gluing the matting together as suggested in the GH website videos I simply leave it in cut squares that can be easily removed and snapped back together each clean-out. In this picture note the size of the squares and see how they can be assembled quickly into the sluice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CApicker View Post
    I love GH Matting. The clean-outs are so easy to do that I can't imagine using moss again... Here is a home-made trick I use on my DIY sluice that I put together last summer; instead of gluing the matting together as suggested in the GH website videos I simply leave it in cut squares that can be easily removed and snapped back together each clean-out. In this picture note the size of the squares and see how they can be assembled quickly into the sluice...
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    Have you actually used your sluice with the unsecured mats or are you just assuming that it will work?

    The mats don't actually snap together but are formed in a tongue and groove fashion to create a somewhat seamless connection between mat sections. I think they are subject to separation, while in use, and perhaps loss out of the sluice especially if water gets beneath them. Also the side tape (which you are also not using per your pictures) that Doc uses not only helps fit the mat to the sides but also seals them from water incursion. Once they are glued and taped they are easy to roll up and dunk in a bucket for cleanup then re-install in the sluice. Just my observation and a warning as to what could happen.
    Good luck.

    PS: I too have a home made sluice and use hog mats.
    Last edited by arizau; Jan 27, 2015 at 01:26 PM.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    Mar 2013
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    I thought about putting these in a sluice, seems easier cleanout than the proven carpets

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    May 2009
    Garden Valley, ca.
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    Yea man if you don't at least tape them together your gonna have issues.
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    I have UR under the factory riffles in my Keene 4" dredge. I'll be doing more extensive testing this coming season. So far so good though!

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    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    your "homemade" sluice looks like mine I built for my 2 inch dredge. I built a ABS over under sluice with a flair and a straight sluice with a 2 inch crashbox for my dredge. plus I can either use my 2 inch home built jet or my 2 inch home built suction nozzle. and my sluice I can either use Gold Hog mats , Veranda carpet , or Vortex mat. I haven built any riffels for this dredge because its made for trapping fine gold. and IF a nugget or a picker got trapped , id fall over dead and wouldn't get it anyway!
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    Mar 2013
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    seems like they would have problems with the real fine stuff

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayakpat View Post
    seems like they would have problems with the real fine stuff
    The exact opposite of what you think you should check out some youtube videos or the goldhog site.

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    Jim Bowers

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    Yep, I have caught -200 stuff with them that I never caught before.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    The exact opposite of what you think you should check out some youtube videos or the goldhog site.
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  15. #15
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    Yep Jimmy is right and we're not supposed to catch -100 with a sluice box......if you listen to some that is........
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