A few months ago, I bent up the last piece of aluminum I had in the shop to form up a 12" x 36" sluice box.
It's got 14" of slick plate, 6" of ribbed rubber and then 16" of ¾" raised expanded over carpet. My buddy was running a similar sluice last year in some fairly low flow current and he was doing pretty good.(see pic)
I know I won't have the strength to wrestle with large slabs of bedrock so my wife and I will be spending some time swinging our metal detectors over the numerous tailing piles in the area. She's got a Fisher Gold Bug (digital) with the optional 5"x10" DD coil and I swapped out my Tesoro Lobo SuperTraq for a Nokta FORS Gold+ with a 5"x10" DD coil and the optional 5" DD sniper coil. Her machine and my FORS Gold+ both run at 19khz so we'll have to maintain a little distance between us in order to avoid the machines from suffering 'cross talk', where one machine effects the other. I hope to regain some muscle mass and lose that extra 25 pounds so we can get back to doing what we love to do...CHASE GOLD.
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