After many requests from folks around the world, we have finally finished with the testing of our latest design. With the smaller expanded metal and the rod riffle design, all incorporated into our Alluvial Sluice Box Design, we have created a sluice that is ideal for running smaller gravels. These units are perfect for beach boxes and streams with fine gold. These sluices are intended for classified 1/8″ material and smaller, while still handling material up to 1/4″. These are available with either rubber matting or carpet.
Scout 1200 High Banker
Inspired by Mother Nature
The Scout 1200 High Banker takes advantage of a continuous slowing of the water current, causing more gold to deposit out, increasing your efficiency, giving you back more time for fishing, hiking, drinking, what have you.
We started by trying to improve our methods of extracting the gold from our concentrates. After about the 10th generation of sluice, we settled on our unique design.
Our design in different from the other 98% of the sluice boxes out there that are built straight. There is no flow difference from the start to the finish. The water’s velocity is the same from head to tail. We looked to Mother Nature’s concept of an Alluvial Fan, or Plain, to come up with a much better method of extracting gold.
Prospectors Choice Alluvial design takes advantage of a continuously slowing water current, and just like in nature, drops more gold in less time.
The Alluvial effect creates a continuously lowering water pressure zone, allowing gold of different sizes and weights to drop out of suspension at different intervals. This sluice box works by a constant capture system. We have focused on the entire length of the sluice box as being one big capture element.
How it works
Upon entering the Scout 1200 High Banker, the material instantly lands on a heavy duty assay matting, made of ribbed rubber matting.
The material then flows over our Drop Style, or Hungarian riffles, backed by black ribbed carpet.
This style of riffle allows for easy clearing of gravels, while still capturing even the smallest pieces of gold.
The black background shows high-contrast material such as gold very well.
Hinged riffle design makes clean up quick and easy.
Compact size makes clean up into a pan, bucket or tub simple and easy.
The sluice or trough of these are made from 5052 16-gauge (1/16’) aluminum. It has a high fatigue strength, excellent corrosion resistance, perfect for marine atmospheres. The header box, or cap contains the water delivery system which limit’s the amount of water and its surface thickness, producing a constant water flow, which controls pressure using the valve. Shallow tapered sides make it easy to get in with a snuffer bottle. Standard 3/4” hose connections make it simple to hook up to garden hose or 12-volt pump.
Even the rivets are aluminum so you can use a magnet on the black sand.
Made much in the spirit of a miller table, the concept is the same, flat smooth water surface with minimal slope of sluice/trough, for recovery of flour or gold dust. If you have ever panned for gold you know what it takes to get down to concentrates in a pan, then the time consuming swirling, and tapping and washing of the heavy’s and black sand.
you will be amazed at how much gold is still left in your black sands & concentrates
All of this can be mounted to our frame and legs system.
Angle, pitch and water flow determines the speed at which the riffles clean, and can be done with our adjustable legs.
Each leg is made from 18 gauge, cold rolled 5/8″ square tube. They are then machined with counter facing thru holes, spaced 1″ apart. By simply turning a leg 90 degree’s, allows the operator independent adjustment to each leg by 1/2″ increments. The back legs are 27″ in length, and the front legs are 23″ in length. The correct angle of the sluice is easily set merely using the top holes in each leg, and provide at least a good starting point; the type of material being worked will determine final angle. By utilizing “keeper pins,” we have eliminated the need for tools, and have removed the risk of stripping threads or loosing nuts and bolts altogether. Pad feet allow for stable working conditions in the field as well as on the back porch or in your garage. Literally seconds to set up.
The sluice or trough(s) of these are made from lightweight, rugged premium-grade, 5052, 16 gauge (1/16”) aluminum. It has a high fatigue strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and is perfect for marine atmospheres.
The header box, or cap, contains the water delivery system. The operator has the ability to process different types/sizes of material. the shallow tapered sides allow for easy access. Standard hose connections make it simple to hook up to supplied 12 volt pump. can be run with continuous flow of water, such as from stream or other body of water. Also maybe used as a recirculating sluice.
New removable Hungarian-style riffle tray, and the primary flat classifier, are 1/2″ expanded steel.
Just like its smaller version, the gold bearing gravels fall onto a secondary classifier, which allows -1/8” pass through to a backed, black miners moss type carpet, grabbing the fine gold before it has the chance to bounce down the sluice with the larger rocks, eliminating the chances of the larger rocks knocking them loose.
The material then flows over black ribbed carpet.
The black background shows high-contrast material such as gold very well. All this is covered and held in place with 1/2″ raised expanded steel. helping to catch all gold particles.
Hinged riffle tray allows for easy, quick, simply clean up
As per customer requests, this high banker can be shovel fed. Provided the user brings along a smaller shovel, we have maintained the portability of these units, keeping them still very back-packable.
Built in classifier screen material to 1/2″-
Angle, pitch and water flow affect the speed at which the riffles clean. All three of these factors are determined by the position of the sluice box’s adjustable legs. Each leg is made from 18 gauge, cold rolled 5/8″ square tube. They are then machined with counter facing thru holes, spaced 1″ apart. By simply turning a leg 90 degrees, the operator can independently adjust each leg by 1/2” increments. By utilizing “keeper pins”, we have eliminated the need for tools to adjust the leg height, and have removed the risk of stripping threads or loosing nuts and bolts all together. Pad feet allow for stable working conditions in the field as well as on the back porch or in your garage. The sluice box literally takes seconds to set up.
Support stand holds hopper section while loading gravels
Comes complete including, 4’ feet of ¾” hose, Tsunami T1200 pump, with 36” wire, 4.0 amp, with bucket hanger.
Each kit, includes high banker, legs/clips, pump and hose, hose clamps, and weighs just 15 lbs.
Small compact size makes it easy to use anywhere.
We are not a huge manufacturing shop; we do not stamp out hundreds of these an hour. Each is handmade.
Please contact us with any questions you might have and we will respond ASAP. If you’re not happy for any reason, then we are not happy. We want every transaction to be an enjoyable experience for all of us.