Simple Sluice Design
October 2002 by Michael S. MurrayOne of the first pieces of prospecting equipment I acquired was a really nice little aluminum backpack sluice. I’ve used it for some time now and have always been impressed with how well it works for keeping the fine wire gold. But ever since I got on the Internet and started looking around for prospecting stuff, I have been toying with the idea of making a flexible conduit sluice.
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