Friday, June 10, 2011


 use of basic equipment and configuration is not difficult unless you do not have an instruction manual or someone to show you how. All equipment wet recovery is based on the principles of the pan. A lock is simply a pan along with all of the same principles of density, water velocity and angle. Every great piece of equipment that uses a sluice box will be set with similar instructions, so when you learned how to set up a sluice, hand you the basics of how to implement all of sluices wet recovery.
One of the first pieces of equipment most people buy when they have a pan is a sluice box by hand. Now, the creation of a sluice hand correctly will make the difference between keeping the gold and run to the end of the lock. Velocity of water is one of the most important things for the right when using a flume. Each type of water from other equipment using a sluice box, one way or another, and learn how a sluice box is important to every other piece of prospecting equipment. A dredge or washer Highbank Dry will be introduced in the environment they work best, so these instructions specifically address the lock by hand.
After you have done your tests to find a place likely to find gold, you'll need to find a place in the water is running enough water to move material to the case of lock. Not too fast, or you will be chasing the sluice on the river! Not too slow, or you will build rock diversions for more water in the sluice box. (When water is limited, you can do). A place between two large rocks can work, or along a river or the brook will do nicely for the most part. How to tell if your water is too fast or too slow? It will take some practice, but is not too difficult to learn very quickly when you get the lock box in the water. Prior to the sluice in the water, finding a large rock that can be placed in the box to help low weights so that the water did not win.
The slope of the sluice box is the next thing you need to adjust. Experts recommend starting with a slope of 1 inch of drop (pitch angle) for each leg of the box is long. This can be adjusted to help speed water down the sluice box, but worry later and get your basic setup done first. Place the lock box in the water, you have to adjust the slope and place of the big rock at the top of the box. Then you'll want to throw a few handfuls of material into the sluice box to see how fast the material passes through the box. If it does not move too much, you will need to increase

amount of water coming down from the box by slightly increasing the slope of the box or by increasing the amount of water entering the box. We usually try increasing the angle first, as more water can be difficult to find or can not bring depth of water at stake even if the subject moves too quickly and does not catch black sand and pebbles are zipping along, you will need to reduce the amount of water entering the box, or decrease the slope of the box. Again, we play with the first slope and the amount of water a second. The ideal is when the material class to the box to keep the black sand and a bit of golden sand, but by eliminating most of the rocks and sand. Flat rocks not hang up in the box mater what the speed of the water, so watch them more rounded. Getting this right will have a little practice, but there is much room for error. You can adjust the box each time you want to achieve the desired capacity capture.
Another element to consider is the depth of water in the box. This must be regarded as too much water running into the box may increase the depth of water in the box. In addition to placing the sluice in the water too deep to begin with a desire to do the same thing. Want a depth where you can see the water slightly jumping over the rapids. It should not be a steady stream of water, but some jumps. That's about it. Practice makes perfect, and always test the equipment running at the end of the box with your pan to see if you lose a lot of gold. If you are, adjust your sluice box or by reducing the slope to slow the water to keep more material.
Equipment needed to run your sluice box: shovel, spade in hand, 2 buckets (one can always be a seat), grader, leather gloves, pan, bottle, pipette or bottle of pumping, first aid kit , lunch, drinking water.
One last thought on the use of hand lock. Resist the food too much material in the lock and overload. If you do not allow water to classify the material by mixing completely, the heavier material will run out of the box and gold tone with her. Gravity works if you give him a chance to do the job, and this is true with any type of survey equipment for water, you can use.

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