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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
    Whites GMT Garret fully underwater
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Well, I don't know about 'shrimp suckers'. But I do know these suckers really suck,and not in the way they were intended Attachment 1776653
    Those fill up and you take them apart and empty them. Nah....not my kind of liking. My gun sucks and shoots (squirts the material) immediately into a sluice or tub.

    All kinds of suction guns on the market today for getting some gold.....I'll take my way over all of them. But then again we all have an opinion. Enjoy your "sunshine"!

    Bejay
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    Aug 2004
    Olympia WA
    Minelab Xterra 70, Minelab SD 2200d, 2.5", 3", 4"and several Keene 5" production dredges, Knelson Centrifuge, Gold screw automatic panner
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    I have owned 3 or 4 of these. They work good but only at the scale they are built. Handy for packing into remote areas. No idea why they need floats because 95% of the time you use these you will be working in the shoreline. I would delete floats and put it on a high baker stand
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    Mine President, XPBC, GIH, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Rocker boxes, Keene sluices, Bazooka sluice, 2.5", 4" lowbankers, highbankers. Witch Sticks.
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    I doubt you will get the advertised 1.5 yards per hour with that little guy, I could see it maybe happening if you were pumping straight sand but I doubt your recovery would be that great, your capacity on that sluice is about on par with an A52 river sluice, hogging gravel is surefire way to blow out gold. I've built few suction guns, my favorite is the reed lukens style super sucker, it slogs a lot of dirt, it is stupid simple the gasket is an old pair of long johns held on with some wire. The necked down variety like the keene are a pain to use,
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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
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    We all got out favorites. After 40 years mining I have seen a lot!

    Bejay
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