Hi there RR, All this gadget is doing is mechanically classifying material into a gold pan. Nothing you couldn't do with a manual classifier over your gold pan which you could possibly get away with. I know with my sluice boxing I made & use a bucket classifier than can process a lot of material pretty quickly to feed down the box.
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Good luck out there
Super Cool! If it can handle the punishment of Hardcore Diggers? Enjoy! Cheers, Ig
I have been working on this for a couple weeks. It's a collapsible, customizable, self-contained, super light, 3D printed sluice box! I know there are other folding sluice boxes, but none of them actually fit in a backpack, or are light enough to carry in one hand. This solution would be EXTREMELY helpful!
I'm on my phone trying this, so when I get to my laptop, I'll write in a bit more.
So I'm currently in the CAD stage. I have a guy that does 3D printing for me, and his machine is limited to 12"x12"x15" so I might have to shrink the size of the project down to fit, as I don't have access to, or can even afford, a larger 3D printer.
I have this up on Patreon to attempt to raise some funding to start getting prototypes printed, and boost this project towards the finish line!
This is my Patreon page:
Hello, my first post. I purchased a deceased prospectors never used, no brand name, no manual spiral wheel recovery system (and other goods from the son). I can add that it came in a Rubbermaid protective ultility case marked "ActionPacker", is about two feet tall when assembled on a frame type stand with control panel.