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  1. #76
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    Looks good but going to be a bit unwieldy to clean out due to the routed riffles.
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  2. #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsEarth View Post
    I’ll be throwing on a coat of epoxy so it stays light and doesn’t get water logged. It’s made out of all 1x boards so it’s no too heavy!
    There is an epoxy you can get from a marine supply called "Git Rot". It is a very thin penetrating epoxy used to reinforce wood that has some rot it.... Or to just reinforce and water proof the wood.
    Used it on commercial fishing boats I had worked on many years ago.

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  3. #78
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    Well I finally have some free time tomorrow to do some prospecting now that the rivers water level has dropped quite a bit. I went down and took some pictures because I wanted to see if I can get some advice on where to be digging since I’ve had no real luck so far. Here are 3 pictures of the area I’m working with.

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    Picture 1 is upstream which flows down through pictures 2 and 3.

    Thanks,

    Adam

  4. #79
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    My thoughts so far were in three spots. The first spot and second spot are in picture one where the river is narrow and widens on both sides, digging on both sides right after it widens up. Then the third spot was maybe where that gravel accumulated where I was standing on at the beginning of it.

  5. #80
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    Where to dig is one thing. the other is where you can set up the sluice to have the right drop and water flow rate. Those 2 things arent always in the same spot
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  6. #81
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    I have a spot near the outside bend bank in picture 3 where I set it up last time and had great water flow. I’ll be digging and classifying into buckets and carrying them over to run the sluice.

  7. #82
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    Jan 2016
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    Start by testing the low pressure areas.
    Imagine the water is much deeper and faster.
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  8. #83
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    Ok every time I take a picture of what I find it never shows my findings so I took a short video. This is of one scoop (2” diameter) of my pay dirt, so there isn’t much gold if this is gold. I wanted to ask you all if this is gold. I did a lot of tapping and this little area around the ring of the pan looks like gold and never moved. Maybe I found a little gold? I have to go through the 5 gallon bucket of pay dirt yet. This was just a very small scoop.

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  9. #84

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    I see stuff floating in your water. Put a drop of jet dry in your panning tub.
    If you bought pay dirt, you should end up with some obvious gold.


    Pan the rest of your bucket and then let us know what you find.
    Save everything so you can do it again for practice.
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  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada Prospector View Post
    I have a dandy sluice box made from an aluminum road sign that was obtained from a scrap yard. A machine shop bent it to the correct size. The riffles are made from raised, expanded metal. Any carpet will work under the expanded metal. Nuggets usually stick in the flare and it doesn't have any trouble catching the fine gold. We made it narrow for use in small streams with little water. I also have a larger one that was manufactured but it doesn't work any better and doesn't work at all on the smaller streams.
    The reason we made the mini sluice was that we didn't have much water flow and our regular sluice was too large for the job. The mini sluice wasn't finicky at all. We tested it by dropping some small particles of lead into the flair and they were captured just fine by the expanded metal.

  11. #86

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    Id imagine that abs and wood are just too soft.

  12. #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsEarth View Post
    Well I finally have some free time tomorrow to do some prospecting now that the rivers water level has dropped quite a bit. I went down and took some pictures because I wanted to see if I can get some advice on where to be digging since Ive had no real luck so far.

    Thanks,

    Adam
    You may find this video useful to aid in reading creeks................





    Haven't heard from you lately, any luck on finding some color? I'm guessing the weather has slowed you down.

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  13. #88

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    Search “nip & tuck goldmine” on YouTube.
    Guy has lots of wooden sluices that he uses in his operation.

    Not wooden riffles, but wood framed sluices. Small operation with chunky gold in BC






    Been trying to pause the video to see some of the bling that guy was wearing.
    Man oh man! 2:54 has a decent shot of them.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Jan 30, 2020 at 02:42 AM.
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  14. #89
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    That guy looks like he's having a lot of fun, some of his early videos have all sorts of weird wooden contraptions.

  15. #90

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    Well...any luck or did you dip on us?
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