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    Question for the pros

    So i have one of the 100 dollar backpacker sluice boxes
    I took out the carpet and put miners moss in it. Was thinking to try the corrugated rubber matting next. Any opinions on which is better? Also a good place to buy the rubber?

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    Moss over V mat is the way to go. Don't get suckered into the goofy designer mats, waste of money.
    You have to get the V mat at a prospecting store or online. The stuff they sell at Home Depot is too shallow.
    No further upgrade is necessary...shovel on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaro View Post
    Moss over V mat is the way to go. Don't get suckered into the goofy designer mats, waste of money.
    You have to get the V mat at a prospecting store or online. The stuff they sell at Home Depot is too shallow.
    No further upgrade is necessary...shovel on
    Ok thank you. Your answer was helpful. Im going to hit a prospecter store tuesday and get a keene hand pump and mat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaro View Post
    Moss over V mat is the way to go. Don't get suckered into the goofy designer mats, waste of money.
    You have to get the V mat at a prospecting store or online. The stuff they sell at Home Depot is too shallow.
    No further upgrade is necessary...shovel on
    Do you think i would even need the moss if the mat was in there under the ridged metal and grate? Im not sure i would be able to secure the metals. Its already to tight with the moss and metal.

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    us
    Aug 2004
    Olympia WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushidingo View Post
    Do you think i would even need the moss if the mat was in there under the ridged metal and grate? Im not sure i would be able to secure the metals. Its already to tight with the moss and metal.
    The moss has no backing and fine gold will work its way through and eventually wash out the bottom. V mat under the moss will catch that.
    The carpets also work well and come with backing but they are harder to clean out
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    Im thinking to just put the rubber mat under the riffles.
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushidingo View Post
    Do you think i would even need the moss if the mat was in there under the ridged metal and grate? Im not sure i would be able to secure the metals. Its already to tight with the moss and metal.
    Not sure how your sluice is set up but if you can lose the expanded metal, that will free up room for the moss and mat, expanded doesn't help much anyway
    You may have to re-drill the holes and raise the riffles a bit

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    I bought the keene a51 with the high low mat. Its a pain to hike in a few miles and set up solo bit its a lot better than my last one

 

 

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