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ToddRobb
03-22-2013, 12:20 AM
Hello to all who read this, and thanks to those who answer.

I've a question for miners experienced with sluice dynamics. Theoretically, could riffles operate efficiently in a sluice box laying dead flat, if by mechanical means the water velocity and pressure could be maintained consistantly from the feed to the discharge?

ToddRobb

Steve Herschbach
03-22-2013, 06:16 AM
Why do you need riffles, or even carpet? You can recover gold on bare aluminum if "the water velocity and pressure could be maintained consistantly from the feed to the discharge" and the feed is precisely sized.

ToddRobb
03-22-2013, 04:26 PM
True! And, I know you know that much better than I Steve.

I want to run 1" minus material, I have an idea, and considering my limitations, havn't been able to think of reason one one can't overcome why a flat sluice, with basic physics applied, could not be designed to run almost perfectly. They dynamics are not that complicated.

I know manufacturing, and enough about sluices, to understand a typical sluice is a compromise of physics, manufacturing efficiency, and affordability. Slope just assists a typical sluice to partially overcome the limits of the environment.

I know this is heard a lot.

Todd