Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2009
    Murrieta Ca
    Tesoro Silver Sabre, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq
    186
    21 times

    My fine gold sluice

    I nabbed 6/10ths of a gram of fine gold saturday here in ca at the San Gabriel. Was a great day for me. The gold is spotty up there and I've been working it for a year or more now. Recent floods of feb have changed the river and turned over the bottom and slung flood gold on the banks. Still need to know where to look and why, but I have had some good days up there. After this post, I will share some pics from earlier in the year. This is from saturday, I took an extra sluice up to experiment with it and took a short vid for youtube: Here is my initial panning...I will go through my cons again:

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20110605114024.jpg 
Views:	722 
Size:	150.9 KB 
ID:	536536  
    www.Hamiltontileandstone.com

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2009
    Murrieta Ca
    Tesoro Silver Sabre, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq
    186
    21 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    Some shots of my sluice. I made the riffles myself with a home made brake, but took the sluice body to a shop and had it folded. Shop charged $5 bucks. The punch plate is drilled, not punched and sits on a slight angle so the water flows down through it pulling values down while lighter material goes across in the top water. I use deep v-groove mat all the way through, clipped not glued and miners moss under my riffles with no expanded metal. I'm not showing this off and trying to sell it as better than anything else. Its just what I have.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20110429182428.jpg 
Views:	857 
Size:	232.7 KB 
ID:	536537   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	seperated .jpg 
Views:	787 
Size:	201.9 KB 
ID:	536538   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	plate angle.jpg 
Views:	709 
Size:	236.2 KB 
ID:	536539  
    www.Hamiltontileandstone.com

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2009
    Murrieta Ca
    Tesoro Silver Sabre, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq
    186
    21 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    A couple nuggets from other trips earlier this year. Gold came from the San Gabriel River..east fork. Since Feb, accumulated trips I've gotten 5.3 grams.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picker4.jpg 
Views:	722 
Size:	125.5 KB 
ID:	536540   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	first nugget.jpg 
Views:	791 
Size:	99.1 KB 
ID:	536541   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_9907 (1).jpg 
Views:	901 
Size:	450.4 KB 
ID:	536542  
    www.Hamiltontileandstone.com

  4. #4

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,802
    4393 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    well Jack, the proof is in the pudding! its saving fine gold so i cant argue with success!!!!! congrats and have fun with it!

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2009
    Murrieta Ca
    Tesoro Silver Sabre, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq
    186
    21 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    Russau I used to shovel directly onto the punch plate. I mean shovel too, not garden scoop. Sometimes I will find 30-40 flakes at the end of the day sitting in the v-mat directly under the plate. I learned this set up from others on the river. Running a full water flow I had always felt a bit uneasy about working so fast, even though this set up is billed for production. So I backed off and went back to spoon feeding with a garden shovel. Doing so killed my production so I began thinking about length. The second sluice experiment worked but it was just a test. I actually want to rework the slick plate sluice with just a few obstructions to help break up the material instead of riffles. I'm not fan of coming home with 5 gallons of cons. Miners moss collects more than I like but it works so....maybe try conveyor matt some day. Its all fun, especially when improvement in the end result happens.
    www.Hamiltontileandstone.com

  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2011
    White's MXT/6X10 DD Coil/950 Coil
    246
    5 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    very nice, love the idea!

    www.southeasterngold.com
    http://goldprospectingtips.blogspot.com

  7. #7

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,802
    4393 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    Jack when i come home from 2 weeks of dredgeing, i bring home maybe 7, 5gallon buckets of cons.

  8. #8

    May 2006
    239
    30 times

    Re: My fine gold sluice

    Hi Jack, Nice build & love the gold. Just one query about your box. In your last pic looking down the box I couldnt help but notice the riffles sitting on top of a wee lip. Now I hope that with the miners moss under the riffles that the riffles are sitting nice & snug on top of the miners moss & that there isnt any gap between the under side of the riffle & the miners moss. If there is you will have gold & concentrates getting flushed through that gap where it should be building up behind the riffle & no current getting at it under the riffle to disturb it.

    Happy hunting

    JW

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

artifacts along the san gabriel river texas
,
best fine gold sluice
,
best sluice for fine gold
,

fine gold sluice

,
gold sluice
,
san gabriel east fork
,
san gabriel river gold
,
sluicing fine gold
,
sluicing for fine gold
,
what does a gram of fine gold look like in the pan
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0