ELDORADO | Small Stream Sluice
This is the first and the smallest of our all new range of ABS plastic stream sluices made in Australia.
Very light and can be carried in a daypack for hiking into those remote locations for testing the gravels or for getting stuck into shovelling all day.
Great for weight - conscious hikers/day trippers
These are very strong and very light with dimensions of 50 cms long x 28 cms wide and 7 cms deep. It has six riffles and a nugget trap at the bottom or downstream end.
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.
Due to unprecedented times, we are working hard to despatch all orders the same day, however with the current increase of processing times and implementation of COVID Safe work practices, all orders received before 3:00pm are being shipped within 24-36hrs from Bowral, Australia.
Local Pickup from Bowral, NSW is available Mon-Fri up to 5pm with a 1hr collection time.
EXPRESS Orders are guaranteed processed the same day if ordered prior to 2.30pm, as these remain priority.
(In the rare occasion this is not possible - we will advise you within an hour, note this does not include weekends or public holidays)
(PLANT ORDERS - NOTE: We do not always dispatch plants the same day as they are ordered. We endeavour to dispatch plants early in the week in order to avoid the parcel remaining in a freight depot over the weekend break.)
Free standard shipping on all order $99.00 and over Australia-wide.
Australia Wide Postage Rates
Flat Rate Standard Shipping $0.00 – $98.99: $ 9.95
FREE Shipping on orders over $99.00: FREE
Flat Rate EXPRESS SHIPPING $0.01 and up: $19.95 -
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.
LOCAL PICKUP NOW AVAILABLE
We now offer local pickup from Bowral, NSW from Mon-Fri 7am - 5pm.
After payment and order confirmation, we will get your order ready, and send you another email indicating it is ready for collection.
Please reply to this email with an ETA so that we can ensure everything is 100% ready to pick up seamlessly.
Impact on shipping:
Australia Post are working to ensure parcels are delivered as quickly and safely as possible. Australia Post have also taken extra measures to protect the health and safety of customers and their staff by reducing physical interaction.
Tracking: If your order is being sent with tracking, there are a few orders that are currently only receiving a scan event when they reach their destination state/distribution centre. The tracking tool on the Australia Post website can also provide an estimated arrival date and will give you an update if there are any additional and unforeseen delays. If your parcel appears not to be moving, please be assured that Australia Post are still working hard to get your parcel to you as quickly as they can!
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International Postage Rates
- $23.95 for orders to NZ that weigh under 2kg - This is Express Service. - 3-4 days delivery
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