After many requests from folks around the world, we have finally finished with the testing of our latest design. With the smaller expanded metal and the rod riffle design, all incorporated into our Alluvial Sluice Box Design, we have created a sluice that is ideal for running smaller gravels. These units are perfect for beach boxes and streams with fine gold. These sluices are intended for classified 1/8″ material and smaller, while still handling material up to 1/4″. These are available with carpet.
Maverick 48-2000 High Banker
The sluice is 48” long, 15 1/2” wide (including legs) with 3” tall sides. It’s width starts at Sluice is 6″ and widens to 10 3/4″. It weighs in at 28 lbs.
Inspired by Mother Nature
The Maverick 48-2000 High Banker takes advantage of a continuous slowing of the water current, causing more gold to deposit out, increasing your efficiency, giving you back more time for fishing, hiking, drinking, what have you.
We started by trying to improve our methods of extracting the gold from our concentrates. After about the 10th generation of sluice, we settled on our unique design.
Our design in different from the other 98% of the sluice boxes out there that are built straight. There is no flow difference from the start to the finish. The water’s velocity is the same from head to tail. We looked to Mother Nature’s concept of an Alluvial Fan, or Plain, to come up with a much better method of extracting gold.
Prospectors Choice Alluvial design takes advantage of a continuously slowing water current, and just like in nature, drops more gold in less time.
The Alluvial effect creates a continuously lowering water pressure zone, allowing gold of different sizes and weights to drop out of suspension at different intervals. This sluice box works by a constant capture system. We have focused on the entire length of the sluice box as being one big capture element.
How it works
The gold bearing gravels fall onto a secondary classifier, which allows -1/8 pass through to deep grooved assay matting, grabbing the fine gold before it has the chance to bounce down the sluice with the larger rocks, eliminating the chances of the larger rocks from knocking them loose.
Upon entering the Maverick 48-2000 High Banker, the material instantly lands on a heavy duty assay matting, made of ribbed rubber matting.
The material then flows over our drop style riffles, backed by black ribbed carpet.
The Flat riffle style allows for easy clearing of gravels, while still capturing even the smallest pieces of gold.
The black background shows high-contrast material such as gold very well.
Hinged riffle design makes clean up quick and easy.
Compact size makes clean up into a pan, bucket or tub simple and easy.
The sluice or trough of these are made from 5052 16-gauge (1/16’) aluminum. It has a high fatigue strength, excellent corrosion resistance, perfect for marine atmospheres. The header box, or cap contains the water delivery system. Standard 1″ hose connections make it simple to hook up to a 12-volt pump.
Even the rivets are aluminum so you can use a magnet on the black sand.
The header box, or cap, contains the water delivery system, which in turn limits the amount of water and its surface thickness. Standard hose connections make it simple to hook up to 12 volt pump. Can be run with continuous flow of water, such as from stream or other body of water. Also maybe used as a recirculating sluice.
All of this can be mounted to our frame and legs system.
Angle, pitch and water flow determines the speed at which the riffles clean, and can be done with our adjustable legs.
Each leg is made from 18 gauge, cold rolled 5/8″ square tube. They are then machined with counter facing thru holes, spaced 1″ apart. By simply turning a leg 90 degree’s, allows the operator independent adjustment to each leg by 1/2″ increments. By utilizing “keeper pins,” we have eliminated the need for tools, and have removed the risk of stripping threads or loosing nuts and bolts altogether. Pad feet allow for stable working conditions in the field as well as on the back porch or in your garage. Literally seconds to set up.
The Maverick 48-2000 High Banker comes complete, including,
4’ Feet Of Hose,
Tsunami T2000 Pump, With 36” Wire, 6.0 Amp, With Bucket Hanger,
Legs and frame,
Because of the desert conditions we work in, we have specifically designed this sluice to recirculate into a 5 gallon bucket.
Because of shipping costs we do not include the catch basin, any 5 gallon bucket, storage container, or rubber made container will work, easily found at any home improvement or hardware store. These do come painted, much like a shovel or wheel barrow. Regular use will “wear” the paint.
We are not a huge manufacturing shop; we do not stamp out hundreds of these an hour. Each is handmade.
Please contact us with any questions you might have and we will respond ASAP. If you’re not happy for any reason, then we are not happy. We want every transaction to be an enjoyable experience for all of us.