Gold Hog stream sluice for beach gold ?

wildminer

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Has anyone tried one with beach sand in a small creek outlet to the beach? The low flow mat has me curious if this could work efficiently down to 200 mesh. There shouldn't be a need to classify.
 

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I don't have one but as long as you have enough water flow, it'll work.
You may need to take some wood with you to build a wing dam to increase the water flow and then feed it slow. Beach gold don't like fast water to settle out, it just needs to be fast enough :icon_scratch:
 

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Have a look at the dream mat mini. It's pretty much designed for sands.
 

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considering surface area is important when running sand and super fine gold.

So, anything with the word "mini" in the name might not be the best choice.

The gold Hog should do really well
 

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You'd be surprised. It was designed for running sands and does it extremely well too
 

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and I would go for the biggest box I could considering how much material needs to be run
 
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That's part of my thinking, but also I have confidence the GH will work inland. I'm a seasoned citizen so I won't be moving a lot of material, but just want to make sure what I do run won't be in vain if it's not capturing. Thanks for reinforcing my thoughts you guys.
 

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I was wondering the same my self
 

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I haven't run any beach sand with my GH mats, but the majority of my gold is -100. The GH mats catch it well.
 

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I know when you use the low flow black sand setting on the Gold Hog Multi Sluice, it's only running at about 500 gph. So it shouldn't be too hard to get the right water velocity for beach sand.
 

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