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    rocker box/gold cradle

    happy sunday all. wanted to see if anyone had suggestions or links for DIY rocker box. trying to build one & found a set of plans online very poor print quality & alot of the measurements dont jive with each other. any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ben.
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    Ben - just do a google image search to get some ideas.
    Then build one with what is laying around or easy to get.
    Make it you own - it ain't rocket science.
    I built one and used it a spot that had low water flow.
    It was Slow but it got the gold.
    Cheers Mike
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    Thank you mike for the feedback. I was going that route of just going for it.I have no problem building just wanted to get angles correct & such. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. good day, Ben.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKUBen73 View Post
    Thank you mike for the feedback. I was going that route of just going for it.I have no problem building just wanted to get angles correct & such. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. good day, Ben.
    The main thing to know about rocker boxes is that the primary capture zone should be the apron and not riffles on the bottom of the box as you see in some google searches. Design the apron in such a way that it concentrates the black sand, gold and other heavies in a pocket that sags from a 4 sided frame that slants to the rear of the bottom. The rocking motion will slosh the material in the pocket and concentrate the heavies while ejecting the lights and pebbles....similar results compared to production panning. The bottom is a secondary recovery area but carpet, maybe mesh and a riffle or two makes it more effective.

    Good luck
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