This Backpacking Mining Kit is small and light-weight enough (total weight of sluice and accessories is about 3 pounds) you can carry it on hikes. Aluminum sluice box is 18 inches long x 6 inches wide at the riffles and 7-3/4 inches wide at the top of the flair. Sluice by itself weighs just over 1 pound so it wont slow you down when trekking a long way to your gold spot. The walls of the sluice are 2.5 inches tall so you can run it in deeper slow-moving water. 4 riffles and gold catching carpet are ideal for fine gold. This Kit also includes an 8 inch green pan, a small vial, magnifier, and bubble snuffer to scoop up all your gold when you do a clean up.
Should you want to replace the carpet (6"x14") that comes with this sluice with Miners Moss or Deep V Mat (NOT included) in the future, it's only a 30 second switch over involving the riffle and wingnut. Approx. shipping box: 18x8x4" - 4 pounds.