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G0lddigg@
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From: Brisbane, QLD
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14 December 2017 01:31 pm

Introducing our new little 6 " mini Highbanker / clean-up sluice to the family.

I've been using this for the past 6 months for backyard cleanups and hiking into the jungle, runs on a 1100gph bilge pump which draws around 3.3 amps per hour, comes standard with mini cell dream mat and vribb mat as well as rear water feed and cross slotted spraybar. I've sent out around 14 of these units so far feedback is awesome, I look forward to hearing your comments like or or hate it.

https://highbanker.com.au/collections/s … old-sluice


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7.62marksman
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04 January 2018 11:10 pm

Bump


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#3

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14 February 2018 09:56 am

I Thought i might share a photo from one of my customers whose using the 777mini crusher with my little 6 inch mini clean-up system.
In the above sample the ore is so rich the gold is fiercely competing with heavy sulphides but on a 100kg sample we were ablt ot hold down 8.5 ounces in this small 6x14 inch mini mat its quite amazing to see
1518562385_cleanup_gold_sluice.jpg


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malri_au
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14 February 2018 06:06 pm

i like em,but i don't like the price,no offense. thumbsup

do you include a filter to go round the pump end for when things get real gritty?

i found shadecloth works great for this.


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G0lddigg@
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15 February 2018 10:13 am

no offence taken mate, please help me understand your thinking. what are you comparing it to?
I'm very open to discussing these things and eager to hear your logic as very few people actually have any idea on how much it costs to run a business and manufacture and support a range of over 125 components for the gold rat range. Let alone produce a laser cut tig welded end product.
We only use the best structural aluminium and marine grade where applicable.
The pumps are the best quality pumps from testing i feel the pump is the heart of your recovery equipment so why cheap out on something like a pump for a sluice that wont work if it fails.
Each one of my products has many hours of engineering and testing with industry, Geo's, mine owners, universities, prospectors all offering their feedback and results before taken to market. The capture rates of this mini dream mat cast right here in QLD in Urethane are astonishing and that mat should last for many many years I have nothing but amazing feedback from every single customer.
So I'm very interested in what you think is expensive i'm all ears and open to perspective.

Back to your question do i supply a second filter for the pump which comes with the required screen particle size filter?
no the pump comes ready to go with the particle size screen required, any particle that passes this screen can pass through the smooth bore hose supplied in the full kit which includes pump hose legs etc.

If you have issues with junk in your bilge i recommend placing your bilge onto a sieve and having the edge of the sieve just poking above the water whihc prevents debris from floating into the pickup area. If using shade cloth it important not to place it directly onto the bilge or you risk burning out the impeller, using mesh on a larger bucket or chicken wire pillow works well.


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malri_au
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15 February 2018 03:03 pm

comparing to my own home built system,it's expensive.

having used these bilges,which are a generic oem,it was a suggestion more than anything about the filter.

after 100kg of material,the water gets plenty silty.

the shade cloth helps larger particles from blocking your bilge,it's also worth back flushing the bilge with clean water when finished.

the most expensive part in this system would be the vortex matting.


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15 February 2018 03:39 pm

hey mate fair enough, making ones own equipment is certainly the cheaper path and there's no pressure to buy anything but isn't it great that you cna buy something that's made ready off the shelf.

yes i agree with recirculating water, i use a reverse riffle to pull junk down and if using particularity muddy water i.e. crushing mud stone or shale/slate you cna add a small piece of miners moss under the reverse riffle to filter out, similar to what we use in the header boxes.

The most expensive part in this system is the legs then the mat correct, plus the plethora of stainless wing nuts bolts nuts and 2mm nylon washers smile


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28 March 2018 08:39 am

I own Gold Rat high banker and I must say they are amazing value and in my opinion one of the best gear you can buy if you want the best. I had mine next to a Gold Hog which cost 2x as much (not including the shipping from US) and I reckon it is very comparable in quality if not better. The ease and simplicity of operation and clean up with the dream mat is better than the Gold Hog for me anyway.
This stuff is made right here in Australia by a seasoned prospector. Taking in consideration all the time and energy put in to development of Gold Rat products, the price is low for what you are getting. I have owned 3 bankers and Gold Rat is like comparing iPod to a tape deck with the other 2.
Almost everything will catch gold but I like things that work straight of the shelve rather that messing around building something instead of having a dig. And no I do not own any shares in Gold Rat engineering. Just a very happy customer.

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Nightjar
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28 March 2018 10:34 am

We use two cheap Bunnings toy boxes, the sluice drops into the first, the water overflows (via connecting pipe and removable filter) into the second where the pump is placed.
Of course the water gets muddy but passes through pump back to the sluice with out blocking.

Haven't used your Gold Rat to date, you kindly donated to a competition, maybe this season. smile


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G0lddigg@
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28 March 2018 10:50 am

thanks for sharing Nightjar i'm sure you'll see this system in the west quite a bit, I must have sent 40 over that way since launch, in fact three of the testers were WA miners smile hope you get to run your Gold rat soon mate were supposed ot be getting 5 of the coldest years in a while that should bring moisture


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G0lddigg@
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From: Brisbane, QLD
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28 March 2018 11:12 am

heres a video a couple of mate shot


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Shep
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28 March 2018 06:35 pm

Another happy customer here, I like that when I buy a gold rat product i know that it will work as advertised and be well made. Even the welds look good.

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G0lddigg@
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29 March 2018 08:54 am

thanks Shep thats great to hear smile


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