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#51

G0lddigg@
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14 February 2019 10:02 am

Shep wrote:

I don’t seem to get my 6” clean up sluice to stop clogging up. I start of with nice active cells but still it gets clogged up, where am I going wrong.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 73fff6.jpg

Just kidding, it is an awesome little bit of gear. I am keen on getting the high banker attachment as well.

haha i see where ur going wrong..... too much gold hahah money money goldpan pickshovel perfect


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#52

goody2shoes
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14 February 2019 10:21 am

Nice to be clogged up tho Shep ..

you might have to see a doctor about that problem lol

Goody smile

PS .....good to see some people are getting some yellow stuff thumbsup

#53

Stru
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17 February 2019 10:05 pm

not sure if the photo angle but the clamp ramp going on to the dream mat is set up different to the way i clamp mine on? have you found your way more effective compared to the bolts clamping the aluminium flat then the plate rising to just fit the matting under it? I use mine as a clean up sluice so interested in this set up...cheers stru


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#54

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19 February 2019 07:27 pm

Any news on this 6 inch highbanker?
I think we should call it a double sluice to avoid it being banned in nsw. A loophole in the legal system. cool

#55

Mackka
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19 February 2019 08:16 pm

That's a problem everyone wants Shep.
Well done.
Mackka

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#56

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08 March 2019 06:36 pm

sorry fellas havent been getting notifications from PA again.... seems to get caught in the old spam filter.

I released the mini highbanker this week posted a video here sorry if you dont have facebook havent had time to load it to the tube yet.
https://www.facebook.com/Highbankers/vi … 086524540/

the full kit listing is here https://highbanker.com.au/collections/p … r-gold-rat
has an option to upgrade to the 2000gph for $35 more and add hose length

add on hopper with mounting and perf listing here https://highbanker.com.au/products/6-in … per-option

damn things going crazy seem to ahve hit a nerve especially with the guys with bad backs. hope you all like where it ended up i'm pretty happy with it.

1552030628_gold_rat_mini_highbanker.jpg

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#57

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08 March 2019 06:49 pm

I know of at least 2 people I have referred to you just recently. Hmmmm


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#58

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08 March 2019 06:53 pm

thanks Jaros


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#59

michaeljohnking
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08 March 2019 07:27 pm

looking at buying a river sluice soon I don't get out too much but thinking I want to process a bit quicker than I can with a gold pan.

#60

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08 March 2019 08:18 pm

michaeljohnking wrote:

looking at buying a river sluice soon I don't get out too much but thinking I want to process a bit quicker than I can with a gold pan.

might be worth starting off with a small backpack unit mate, that way if you upgrade down the track you'll always have a smaller unit to carry in light with you,


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09 March 2019 05:29 am

sounds like a plan I will order one on your site. I have only spent a little time around the Nundle area so for and found a bit of colour so hopefully more to come.

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#62

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09 March 2019 10:57 am

Thinking of buy the gold rat 6 inch

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#63

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11 March 2019 11:19 am

Got the video loaded up this morning on the tube for you guys who don't facebook here ya go


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#64

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11 June 2019 12:17 am

Hey just checking -- I'm keen on buying one of the backpack highbanker setups soon... just wanted to check with you to see if you think the 2000gph pump would run alright with one of these little batteries from Jaycar? https://www.jaycar.com.au/12v-7-2ah-sla … y/p/SB2486 (12v, 7.2Ah) and if so, how long would you estimate it'd run for before running out of charge? Perhaps better going for something like this: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12V-12AH-AG … SwRV9czqVp (12V, 12Ah) for a bit longer run-time?

Also how much does the highbanker weigh approximately?

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#65

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11 June 2019 08:54 am

hey mate 4.5 kgs shipped weight including pump, i would run the 1100 gph if battery consumption is your main concern and the 7.2 amp hour battery will be fine for that otherwise with a 10 amp draw aka the 2000 gph bilge i would run a 20+ amp hour battery which would provide 2 hours plus run time.

i personally have a 34 amp hour battery and two 7.5 amp hour batteries depending on how far i will be from the car.

you can prolong the battery life by connecting to a solar blanket while running


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#66

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11 June 2019 08:59 pm

4.5 kg, that's awesome mate! Ended up going with the 1100 gph and purchasing this battery from Jaycar: https://www.jaycar.com.au/12-8v-7-5ah-l … y/p/SB2201

Went with the lithium option as it's only 1.1kg so we'll see how it goes, also purchased this for charging: https://www.jaycar.com.au/4-stage-6-12v … y/p/MB3611 -- will also grab a solar blanket at some point

I should get a little over a couple hours with this battery, hey? and I might follow your lead and get a couple other larger capacity batteries down the track for additional options depending on the situation.

Cheers!

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#67

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12 June 2019 09:28 am

very cool mate, you should be sweet with that setup, your ready to hike for sure. keep us in the loop


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#68

Caesar
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22 June 2019 06:54 pm

Just found this thread so thought I'd contribute.

I bought the Gold Rat 6" backpacker sluice last year and thought it was the best purchase I'd ever made. We had lots of outings together, discovered some new creeks and found some gold. It was a magic time. In fact, I think the missus started to get jealous...

I've since added some legs, made a header box from PVC (yes, PVC), and bought a 1100gph pump and a 20AH 12V battery to convert it into a powered sluice. Surely life couldn't get any better.

Then I discovered the hopper option to turn my already customised beast into a fully fledged highbanker. A few bunches of flowers later and I got purchasing approval from the missus.

I gave my new unit a run last weekend and I was like a kid with a new bike. And a shovel.

I must have put over 100 shovels through it in a couple of hours. I didn't find heaps of colour - but that wasn't the point. The mini highbanker took everything I threw at her and she didn't skip a beat.

From sluice to highbanker in a year. What a great journey.
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Did someone say "GOLD!"?

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#69

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24 June 2019 10:06 am

thanks for sharing mate thats a great conversion and why i design everything to be modular (as bets i can) i'm pretty much locked in at the 6 inch banker these days, its about the right volume for the energy i have when i get time out. looks like you have some nice flow down there too.


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13 July 2020 02:40 pm

All I can say is I am super impressed by both the 6" Mini Sluice and the 6" Highbanker. I used the mini sluice out in the field with a pan at the end to see if I lost any gold, (the river was running fast!) checked the pan and not a speck of gold. It was all caught in the dream mat. A fantastic product. Saved me hours of panning.

The 6" highbanker I set up at home, recycling the water similar to what you showed in your video. I bought home 5 buckets of 1/8 classified. After washing away the excess dirt and grime I ran them through the highbanker. Worked well. Not as fast as at the river but still did a great job. Caught all the gold, including the flower gold.

Already recommended the river sluice to two friends, one just bought an 8" river sluice from you last week. The other friend I haven't been in contact but he was very impressed watching the sluice in action.

Now that I have used the Highbanker, I will be recommending that to my friends as well.

Great products and definite labour saving equipment. thumbsup trophy


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#71

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13 July 2020 05:04 pm

thanks for the feedback mate these are the kind of words that make it all worth while smile


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