Purchased The California Mini Sluice Highbanker And Happy With It's Results

John-Edmonton

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Here's my first run with the California Mini Highbanker. I ran 2 x 5 gallon buckets 3/4 full of 10 mesh screened river gravel. Looks like those drop riffles hang on to the tiniest bits of flour gold. I am quite happy with this unit. It needs slow water flow. I ran it at around 3/4 flow on the ball valve with a bilge pump rated at 1,100 GPH, set at around 5 degrees. At those settings, I had good exchange with the drop riffles. After my first bucket cleanup, there was visible gold on the first riffle. Below are the results from the 2 buckets. My next run will hopefully be with no prescreening, only gravel directly into the hopper.

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Hard Prospector

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Just got mine today, thanks for the report. Gonna set it up in the back yard and re circulate in some kind of system
 

njcommercialdiver

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ive been looking at the XL version and am almost ready to buy it
 

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