Picks & Pans: Highbanking on the American River
July 2003 by Guest WriterSteve and I decided to try our luck on the North Fork doing a little highbanking, or motor sluicing as the liberals would call it.
There was an outcropping of exposed bedrock on the bank, and it again resurfaced in the river about 25’ away. I decided to start a hole near that exposed bedrock, and pointed the nozzle down into the sand and cobbles.
It starts out innocently enough…
I have a highbanker, and I am considering adding a suction piece to make it a combo.
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