#48 Aluminum Sluice 10" x 48" with flair.
The sluice box size is 48 "L x 10"W x 3 inch high sides it weigh's 8 lbs. The main reason we make them out of aluminum is so there light weight and it makes it easier to use a magnet to remove the black sand build up. The unique elongated 45 deg z-riffle are great for trapping gold. Aluminum riffle and box will stand up to many years of use. Up top is ribbed matting for fast gold ID and down below is ribbed miner's carpet. The box is a strong.080 gauge 5052 aircraft aluminum. The expanded metal helps keeps the gold in the box and prevent the rocks from knocking it loose. The riffle cage is also aluminum.
Lightweight, fits in my Army surplus duffle bag with the rest of my gear and most importantly it catches gold, had no problems getting flour gold with this sluice box and some nice little chinkies too. Used it in Ohio, Black Hills of North Dakota and in Colorado. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is because the Flare pitch/angle isn't adjustable, but I plan on fixing that with a little dremmel work. Definitely worth the money.
This sluice is built really well, it's rugged and sturdy. It's a great size when heading out to the back country. I'd recommend replacing the carpet matting with any type of dream matting when ordering. Love it! Heavy pans!
I am new to this prospecting for gold in streams and on lake shores.
But, soon I will take fine sand/mud and "texture" the finish on new pans.
Then, with hip-waiters, I will work on setting up a sluice the proper way.
Then, following all that above, I will get direct experience Gold panning.
*I have made all the necessary adjustments to the 48" sluice with stand,
and I am quite Happy with both of them. *I just can't wait to get out there!
But the "quality" of the equipment ordered and received is quite good!
For the slucebox I give 5 full stars sturdy construction, no complaints. However for the peace of cut up industrial floor mat they put in to it,? less than 1 star! Come on now add a couple dollars to the price and put a peace of cheap V mat in it.