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#00001 The Original Backpacking Self-Locking Folding Sluice Box (50")

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$133.00......

With over 14 thousand sold nation wide, this Self Locking Folding Sluice Box is perfectly designed for transporting if walking any distance. This box becomes ridged when opened to its 50" length, with our pattened locking devices. Folds up to only 15" with flare stored inside of box.

Protected by US patent No.: 8,322,536. Beware of imitators out on the market, some are made with thinner materials and with no locking devices. While others utilize a thumb screw which slips.

With over 13 thousand sold nation wide, Royal is the home of the original Self-Locking Sluice box!!

 


Supplied with Easy, How To Use written instructions, and also a 58 min instructional DVD





*Also available, break down stand that includes four independent legs and 12-volt power pump header kit to turn this sluice box into a recirculator/high banker combo. Each piece sold separately.

 

Key Features: All Sluice Boxes are measured from tip of Flare to end of Sluice

  • .063" Aluminum Body
  • 18 ga. Steel Riffles
  • .050 Aluminum  Expanded Metal
  • 50" L X 9" W, With Flare
  • Deep "V" Ribbed Black Rubber Matting for easy Gold ID
  • Nylon Carry Strap for easy Transport
  • Zinc Plated Riffles (Gold Coloring)
  • Folds from 50" to 15" for easy transportation
  • Total weight 7.3 lbs!

Self Locking Backpacking Stream Sluice

Operating Instructions

Set-up
Unfold Unit so sections are past center to engage locks.
Unscrew wing nuts from both sides of wide mouth feeder.
Place feeder on end of section 1 and fasten with screws and wing nuts provided.
Your unit is now fully assembled.

Unit Placement
For unit to operate properly, the feeder must be 4 inches higher than the back end.
Place unit in shallow water no more than height of sides.
Place shovelful of material in feeder on top of mat. Material should immediately start flowing down sluice box. 50% of material is being trapped behind riffles while the other 50% washes down stream. (This is the proper flow & angle when this is achieved).
Note: Water flow is too slow if unit fills with sand and gravel – you then must increase your water flow, angle, or both to achieve the 50% being trapped and the 50% going down stream.

Removing Gold
Lift unit from water.
Remove primary riffle assembly from section 2.
Remember which section each part came from, as they are not interchangeable.
Section 2 is ½ inch longer than section 3.
Remove secondary riffle.
Remove and roll carpet up with ribs facing inward.
Roll carpet and place in a bucket filled with clean water to release gold concentrates. Roll carpet opposite direction and repeat.
Repeat steps two through 5 for section 3.
Pan concentrates from bottom of bucket.

Reassembling
Place carpet back in section 2.
Place secondary riffle in over carpet.
Please see picture below to ensure proper placement of secondary riffle.
Expanded metal and riffle should be at the same angle.
Place primary riffle assembly over secondary riffle.
Tighten with wing nut provided.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for section 3.

Storing Unit
Make sure carpet is dry before storing unit.
Remove feeder and replace screws and nuts in holes on feeder.
Place feeder in section 2.
Press gently on “Push Here” indicator on bottom of unit to release catches and repeat process on other end.
Fold section 1 into section 2.
Fold section 3 over section 2
Pick up from strap. Sections 2 and 3 should be visible from sides.

Helpful hints
To make sluice run quicker, classify soil to exclude rocks over ½ inch.