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A new and improved fluid bed sluice

Post by MinerMatt on Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:18 am

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Post by russau on Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:11 am

Improvement on a already proven design is a GOOD thing!

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Re: A new and improved fluid bed sluice

Post by Admin on Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:51 am

Matt,

Interesting... Would be good to know IF it's any better than previous models/units on super fine to nano gold with insane amounts of heavy black sand, like we have here on the Ark.

I really like the idea of direct shoveling, no classifying ops. Wink

You know I do that a lot with my Le Trap sluices...

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Post by dickb on Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi Randy:

I would be willing to bet that the LeTrap will do a better job catching the nano than the Fluid bed. The nano can't win the fight with current and settle to the bottom of the fluid bed in those faster water flows. Just my read on the physics of both sluices.

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Post by jloyd on Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:13 pm

They do look familiar to me as they look just like the ones I helped test .We tested smaller versions though .Just proto types .They worked great on all gold .The area we tested them is only known for very fine gold from 100 mesh to fine flakes.I did notice he did put in metal greats as to the plastic ones he molded into them .They did not let the rocks go over to easy and would hang up.Dennis was doing it all on 3d printing.

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Post by MinerMatt on Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:54 pm

I don't think this will be as good as the Le Trap for nano gold recovery. I agree with DickB. I've owned a Bazooka, and a Le Trap. There is always way smaller gold in my Le Trap cons then my Bazooka cons. Over time, this told me that a Le Trap drop riffle sluice is a better design than a fluid bed. I was re panning some old cons the other day, and I took a look at them thru a magnifying glass after panning out almost all of the material besides the gold. I saw gold thru the magnifying glass that I couldn't see with the naked eye. Extremely impressive. These were Le Trap cons.
Look at this guys cleanup with the Grizzly Gold Trap. He's most likely at Clear Creek, and there is very tiny gold there. The gold in the pics doesn't look that small compared to some of the gold I get in CO, so I think this guy is losing some.

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Post by KevinInColorado on Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:13 pm

The Grizzly Goldtrap fluidbeds definitely catch more -100 gold than the older Bazookas did. I own both so I’ve used them both extensively. Dennis did a great job improving, not just copying, the Bazooka. Lots of testing taught him to put more fluidization tubes in the traps, make the traps longer, etc.

All that said, I’d love to run my Grizzly side by side with your LeTrap Randy to see how much Ark gold each would catch in a couple hour digging session.

Like you I’m early retired so my schedule is pretty flexible. I live over the hill from you in Summit County. Give me a ring if you want to give it a try! 720 nine three for - won for too 8 (lol)

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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:29 pm

Kevin,

Ha! Love the phonetics on your Fone Nmbr.... Smile

Would be a fun test some day... Still playing catch up from 5 days down in Texas... If not this month, maybe in May before the flooding starts at the end of the month...

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