For all you Bazooka Gold Trap Sluice owners who would like to run pay gravel outside of the creek, I am offering a step-by-step How-To Booklet with drawings and photos, showing you how to create this Power Sluice/Highbanker modification on your own Bazooka Gold Trap Sluice. All items are readily available at Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware store for right around $35.00
My wife and I used my 36" Prospector model last summer on our Idaho placer claim and pulled 1½ troy ounces of coarse gold.
A week after we got home from our summer home (the claim), I suffered a stroke. This forced the postponement of my prostate cancer surgery and left me with double vision. Now, 4 months later, my vision is improving and I spend more time in my shop looking at all my mining equipment. The Bazooka sluice got most of my attention as I've been waiting for the Bazooka Gold Trap Company to come out with their version of a highbanker conversion for their gold trap sluices. After a year of waiting I decided to design something that would allow me to process raw paydirt outside of the creek.
I don't own any of the smaller (Mini, Sniper) or larger (Miner) gold trap sluices so my design is based on the Prospector series.
It is highly recommended that a gas powered water pump with a minimum of 72 GPM be used to power this unit. Battery powered bilge pumps (even 3700 GPH) will not work. Battery powered pumps are only 60-70% efficient, so even a 3700GPH is only pumping roughly 2400 GPH at minimum lift.
Honda makes a good 1½" gas powered pump and they also make a 2".
You can easily reduce the 2" to 1½" at the pump housing.
To get a copy of my How-To Booklet, send an email to me HERE.
My wife of 45 years will handle donations and shipping.
Thanks for your support.
US Army Pacific 1969-1971