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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:55 am 
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READ ALL and Read CAREFULLY.......
We get emails and inquires all the time, but often the info supplied is very vague.
Examples:
"I have a highbanker that is 10" wide and 36", what mats should I use?"
"We are a hard rock crushing op, what mats work best with very fine gold?"
"We are a commercial ops with two 36" wide sluices, what mat config will work best?"
"What mats should I use for fine gold?

That simply is not enough data or info for us to offer advice.
It’s kind of like going to the DR and saying…. I’m sick… I need you to write a prescription.

To spec out ANY system or sluice we must determine the exact sluice energy and better understand the slurry running through it.

Things like what type of equipment do you have, the GPH running through it, gold size in your area, etc... are important.

EXAMPLE: I have a Keene Highbanker- 10" wide, 48" long, running a 2" trash pump rated at 8000 gph, but I measured it and the actual gph going through the sluice is 6000 gph. Most of the gold is in the 50 - 100 mesh range.


The BEST THING YOU CAN DO.... is take a 30 second video on your phone or video camera, of you sluice / system running. If we can VISUALLY SEE the energy in your sluice, we can prescribe a matting config MUCH EASIER. Just step back hold the phone up and steady and let us see the water running through the system.
Also, if you are running any specialty "dirt" or slurry, let us know that as well.
We ALWAYS ASSUME that most people are concerned about capturing FINE GOLD.
(We get it.) We deal with it every day. Just make sure you describe any challenges you're facing if they are unique.

You don't HAVE to send a video... but we need GOOD spec info. Even a picture then some good specs on GPH etc.

COMMERCIAL OPS... This is a MUST HAVE for US.

I will STRONGLY recommend you shoot a 30 second video of your sluice with water running through it. That 30 seconds will answer more questions than you can imagine. You can upload it to youtube, send it via email, or send it via DROPBOX.com which is a free service we also use.
If you can’t get a video… then provide us with detail information. JUST VIDEO the sluice with material or water running through it. That's really what we care about.

1) What type of equipment are you running?
Stream sluice? Highbanker? Dredge? Commercial Op?
Other details can be critical as well.
Example: if a dredge... crash box or flare?

2) Post the water ENERGY info.
Sluice WIDTH and gallons per inch running through the sluice. Just posting your PUMP gph is not often enough.

3) Post any other info that might be helpful. Such as problems that currently exist with your system.
Special material you are running, etc.

Remember… every single sluice in the entire world runs differently. If it’s not a difference in the equipment, then it might be the dirt being run. That is very important as well.

We speck out operations and individual’s and company’s equipment from all around the world 7 days a week. Whether it’s guy running a stream sluice by himself to a large corporate mining op with 20 plants each running 200 yards an hour. The needed info is the same.
Thanks… The Gold Hog Advisory Team


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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:43 am 
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l am going to convert a 3" proLine dredge to GH mats. my Buddy likes to catch gems while I like the gold. We will start out in GEORGIA. I saw one of your 2012 videos where you added expanded metal over the UR mats at the end of the sluice. Would this be a good way to catch gems and gold, or what?


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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:49 am 
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eddielovesgold wrote:
l am going to convert a 3" proLine dredge to GH mats. my Buddy likes to catch gems while I like the gold. We will start out in GEORGIA. I saw one of your 2012 videos where you added expanded metal over the UR mats at the end of the sluice. Would this be a good way to catch gems and gold, or what?


Both highbankers and dredges are tuned specifically to catch gold.
These settings are fairly tight and tuning is critical.
GEMS... are not caught in gold sluices.
Gems are gathered via a hand sorting and inspection process.
Yes, you may see a small gem or two at shutdown, but the majority of them simply roll down the sluice in your tailings. In other words... they are ROCKS... that need to be discharged. Pretty rocks...but still rocks.
Doc


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:01 am 
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THx Doc. Always enjoy your stuff. Maybe we use multi-sluice for both processing black sands and flour gold, then modify bed to catch gems?


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In the end.........
It's always a hand process.
We often need one person devoted to gems when running.


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thanks doc, i have read and looked


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