Affordable US-Made Gold Mining Equipment for Prospectors

rainwolf75

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My nephew is wanting to get into gold prospecting now that they live next to a creek. He wants equipment like what I have, which is a GoldHog Hog Pan, GoldHog Multisluise, GoldHog Piglet, and as you can see all by GoldHog. I already bought him a gold-panning kit which he has been good about the use and care of. I do not mind buying him some upgraded equipment but I do not want to spend what took me many years saving and acquiring.

I would like to buy him products from a US-based small company I saw years ago on Youtube of the company owner making the ABS molded products that they make and sell. I remember that the prices were cheaper than GoldHog but the products were very similar. I really wish that I could remember and find this company again but have tried to no avail.

I need help in either finding this company's website or another comparable company so that I can buy my nephew his first piece of upgraded equipment for his birthday in two months. Thanks!
 
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rainwolf75

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Double ditto on the Mackirk! No longer do the dig in creek thing, only detect for gold. With that said tho.... two things I'll NEVER part with are my AM sluice & Garrett super sluice pan......
Still haven't bought the Garrett Super Sluice Pan, even after all the good things I've heard. My concern is that it would be uncomfortable for me to use as I am a very tiny adult standing at a whopping 4'9" and have hands, arms, legs, and feet the size of an 8-year-old. Thank god I look old. LOL
 

N-Lionberger

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I have never dealt with Geo Sluice but they sell an American made version of the LeTrap sluice, I got a LeTrap to use as an insert for my dredge sluice for doing cleanups but ended up using it for stream sluicing and high banking the thing works great.
 

Reed Lukens

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Still haven't bought the Garrett Super Sluice Pan, even after all the good things I've heard. My concern is that it would be uncomfortable for me to use as I am a very tiny adult standing at a whopping 4'9" and have hands, arms, legs, and feet the size of an 8-year-old. Thank god I look old. LOL
It's probably way to big for you anyway. I've got one but I don't use it, but it was given to me to test out. There's lots of great smaller pans out there.
The Gold Claw is a great pan after you learn how to use it -

But for smaller or older prospectors a good 14" with the 3 types of mini riffles built in work great. There's lots of companies that sell them these days -
 
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rainwolf75

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I have never dealt with Geo Sluice but they sell an American made version of the LeTrap sluice, I got a LeTrap to use as an insert for my dredge sluice for doing cleanups but ended up using it for stream sluicing and high banking the thing works great.
Thanks!
 

PickAxeCA

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Angus Mckirk is now made by Broken Back Mining out of Vernon, BC, Canada in the Okanagan region. Check GeoSluice Mining if you want something American made - they make good quality ABS drop riffle sluices and highbankers.
 

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