Sluice box


 Sluice Box


Commercial Sluice BoxLong tom sluice box









A box with and inlet for water to flow though sides to keep the water confined and barriers along the bottom called riffles to trap the heavier gold particles as water washes them and the other material along the box. This method better suits excavation with shovels or similar implements to feed ore into the device. Sluice boxes can be as short as a foot, or more than ten feet (a common term for one that is over six feet +/- is a “Long Tom”).  Gold prospecting is becoming an ever-increasingly popular hobby. Spending time in the beauty of the outdoors and the lure of striking it rich are some of the attractions. The gold sluice box allows a prospector to process more than 10 times the material than someone simply using a gold pan. 

Sluice boxes are often used in the recovery of black sands, gold, and other minerals from placer deposits during placer mining operations. They may be small-scale, as used in prospecting, or much larger, as in commercial operations, where the material is first screened using a trommel or screening plant. Our sluices have ramp riffles, which trap the heavy minerals, gemstones, and other valuable minerals. The result is a concentrate  

     Nothing beats a sluice box among non-powered, hand-fed equipment. This is one of our favorite methods of gold prospecting and the logical next step up from a gold pan. Sluices can process a lot of material in a day and provide really efficient gold recovery.

A Sluice Box

for every need. a Price for every Wallet! — FAST & EASY CLEAN UPS!
Custom Commercial Sluices Available.


“Our Sluice Designs require no Miners Moss, Carpet, Expanded Metal or Ribbed Mat … Nor do we use Hungarian Riffles! These Sluices are Light Weight, Strong and their Riffle Design is SUPERIOR at Fine Gold Recovery!”

Angus MacKirk




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Au.Trap Double Flair Stream Sluices

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In a survey of 12 International Dealers, this sluice was rated #1 in Customer Satisfaction OVER ALL BRANDS!


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