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    Wow! This thread is quiet. I'm going for it anyway....

    I could spend ALOT of $$ trying to figure out the best options for me, but Id rather not. I'd like to find a piece of equipment to run a small amount of dirt. off and on- nothing big, however effective. There is some gravel there, but alot of sand & silt as well.

    Last year, I ran a blue bowl after classifying. I found a couple of flakes in the screened material- but the blue bowl gave me nothing. I thought about trying one of the spirals, but Im not into paying for one, if it isnt right for what I need. What is the best option for a hobbiest like myself?

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    I don't know everything your doing so I'll just let you know what I do. 1. Once I find promising gravel, I load it into a 5-gallon bucket of water with a sieve on top and classify to 1/4 or 1/8" depending on my hopes. I wash and shake the sieve filling the bucket pretty full dumping the larger stuff out of the sieve as I go. I then head to my sluice box and slowly run the 5-gallon bucket thru the sluice. When the sluice gets too full I dump it into a 3-gallon bucket and keep going until everything is run only pulling the matts on the last emptying. I might pan a little of the sluiced product to see if my effort was worth it. I then decide whether to continue or go home. 3. I then take the 3-gallon home, pan it in a tub, then run it in the yard in a micro sluice. 4. Suck it out in a bottle and put it in a quart jar. (or a very small vial.):-)

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    Gold Cube. Works wonders.

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    I got a Gold cube last summer and had the grandkids run the sand after classifying it to 1/8", they ran 4 buckets about 4 gallons each, we ended up with 3/4 of a pop bottle of black sand and gold, now I need to get the gold out of the sand. Is there and easy way to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    I don't know everything your doing so I'll just let you know what I do. 1. Once I find promising gravel, I load it into a 5-gallon bucket of water with a sieve on top and classify to 1/4 or 1/8" depending on my hopes. I wash and shake the sieve filling the bucket pretty full dumping the larger stuff out of the sieve as I go. I then head to my sluice box and slowly run the 5-gallon bucket thru the sluice. When the sluice gets too full I dump it into a 3-gallon bucket and keep going until everything is run only pulling the matts on the last emptying. I might pan a little of the sluiced product to see if my effort was worth it. I then decide whether to continue or go home. 3. I then take the 3-gallon home, pan it in a tub, then run it in the yard in a micro sluice. 4. Suck it out in a bottle and put it in a quart jar. (or a very small vial.):-)

    What sluice are you using? and micro sluice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilation View Post
    What sluice are you using? and micro sluice.
    The clean up is from Gold Prospectors, part of their clean up kit. Looks like a rain gutter.
    https://gpaastore.com/collections/fr...y-clean-up-kit

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