ELDORADO | Aluminium River Sluice - Medium
- Dimensions are 64 cms long x 19 cms wide and 8 cms deep.
- Made in aluminium with steel riffle section over expanded steel mesh with ribbed matting underneath that to capture the finest of gold.
- The upstream flare bolts on and delivers increased water flow to your sluice
- Australian Made
Sluices are long, narrow "boxes" that water passes through when putting in a creek or stream. Sluicing is a method of separating and recovering gold from the placer gravel by the use of running water. Gold is caught or trapped by riffles. Riffles are purposeful obstructions which slow the movement of gold in the sluice so it can be trapped in miner's moss, carpeting, or rubber matting in the bottom of the sluice, or in the case of plastic, the riffles and small indentations at the base (downstream end) called the nugget trap.
Nineteenth-century gold miners used wooden sluices that were at least 350cm long, but modern gold prospectors primarily use sluice boxes made of plastic or metal which are typically 50, 70, 90cm or 1.12m long and approx 25 - 30cm - wide.
The idea is to position a sluice box in a running stream so that the water does the work-- separating the dirt and rocks away from the gold. Since gold is heavy, it will stay in the bottom of the sluice, trapped in the miner's moss/ matting.
A good rule of thumb is to set your sluice at a grade of 25mm per foot (30cm) of the drop. At least start here, and adjust as needed. A steeper grade may result in all but the coarsest gold being carried away by the force of the water.
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(In the rare occasion this is not possible - we will advise you within an hour, note this does not include weekends or public holidays)
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Australia Wide Postage Rates
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Express is 1-2 days delivery to Eastern States for small items. Large & heavy orders may take longer due to a Road Express Service. Express is by far the fastest order processing and service to your area.
Shipping to WA and NT will take longer, especially remote classed areas, if in doubt, please email us for shipping times.
During Christmas or other holiday periods including public holidays, we see couriers receiving a backlog of orders etc, and they do not deliver on weekends. Delivery times may be increased during these periods. When Express Shipping is paid for, we ship via an Express Service with no exceptions, this can either be Road or Air depending on size and weight of parcel. Once the parcel leaves our door, it is out of our control, and all tracking follow-ups should be followed through with the courier using the tracking number provided, especially if there has been a shipping delay.
International Postage Rates
- $15.95 for orders to NZ - This is Express Service. - 3-4 days delivery
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