This 6 inch Power Sluice Setup Kit includes a 32" long x 6" wide sluice with 3 inch high sides, and an 8" x 6" x 6" header box, flare, an 8.5" x 24" sluice stand with legs, 4 feet of 3/4" hose, and a 12 volt 750 gph pump. Made in the USA!
It is made out of strong .080 gauge 5052 aircraft aluminum, which is light weight - plus, aluminum makes it easier to use a magnet to remove the black sand build up. The unique elongated 45 degree z-riffles are great for trapping gold. The riffle cage is also aluminum. Up front in the bottom of the sluice is ribbed black matting for fast gold ID, followed by expanded metal over miner's carpet. The expanded metal helps keeps the gold in the box and prevents the rocks from knocking it loose.
This 6" power sluice header box setup and the 12-volt pump all add up to a good high volume power sluice, especially when you need something small and portable that weighs only about 14 pounds (shipping weight). It can also be used with a recovery tub (not included) to complete a power sluice recirculating system. This unit can be used as a sluice or a highbanker. This mini power sluice kit is also available with NEW Vortex Dream Mat instead of ribbed black matting / miner's carpet in the sluice.
Looking for something larger? Check out the 10 inch Power Sluice and Set Up Kit.
Manufacturer's Easy Power Sluice Setup Instructions:
1. Put the legs on the stand so that the front legs are shorter than the back legs. There should be about 4 inches more above the leg bracket than then front. This should provide a 15 degree slope or, one inch per foot of drop. Check the water flow over the riffles and adjust the stand as needed.
2. Unbolt the flare and set it aside.
3. Bolt on the header box in the same place where you took off the flare.
4. Place the sluice with the header box on the stand with the end without the header box under the slot on the stand. There are also side supports on the sluice stand.
5. Place the pump in a bucket and in the stream or in a tub filled with water if using indoors.
6. If using a tub, place it under the discharge end of the sluice so you can recirculate the water. Place bucket with holes around the top in the tub to catch the waste material so it does not get sucked up by the pump.
TIPS: To ensure the best gold recovery, be sure that your unit is set up on the proper angle and take into account the ground it is sitting on. Adjusting the angle is a bit of trial and error. 15 degrees is good according to the instructions, however, it is just a starting point. Depending on what type of material you are running, you may need to adjust the angle up or down. Please be sure to classify the material down to 1/2" or 1/4" (1/4 inch is ideal). Once the material is classified, start up the unit. Add a hand full of material. If the material runs through too fast, that telld you the angle is too steep. If the material runs through too slowly, then your angle is not steep enough. Once you have the right flow, you should see the material just nicely flowing over each riffle. Also keep in mind that the amount of material you are putting in at one time is important. Put in only a hand scoop size at a time — a shovel size is too much.
You are now ready to run material! Good luck getting the gold!