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#1

Shakey Jake
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14 April 2021 10:59 pm

Hey Everyone!
I recently ordered a Gold Rat 888 Backpack sluice. Hoping to go down to Shoalhaven on Saturday to give it a whirl (assuming it arrives in time). I haven't used a sluice before so I have been looking at advice on the web on how best to use them. Do all the tips on using sluices apply to dream matting used in gold rats or do you need to do things differently? I wasn't sure if there is going to be any instructions with the actual sluice when it arrives so thought I would see what you all have to say while I wait for my new toy big_smile.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated! I haven't been to Shoalhaven before but hoped the recent flooding made it a good time to give it a go!

Cheers

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7.62marksman
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14 April 2021 11:11 pm

Hi mate
myself and a few others will be at oallen ford on Saturday about 9am
We will be under the bridge area
I drive a white BT50 with tool boxes on the back and two blue shade driving lights on the front
Be glad to help wherei can


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brendomac
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15 April 2021 08:49 am

That's a great opportunity Shakey, I'd jump on that. Oallen ford is a great place

Here are a couple of forum links on the dream mat:
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=26392
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=17726

and this link searches for all the posts from Dustin (The supplier himnself!) If you trawl through that I reckon you'll find something:
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 190031&p=1

7.62, Giving your rocker a go?

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7.62marksman
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15 April 2021 09:20 am

Yes mate see how it works or not work lol


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Mackka
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15 April 2021 09:24 am

Would love to see some photos of it in use Ken.
Best Wishes for a Successful trip
Mackka

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7.62marksman
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15 April 2021 09:35 am

Will do mate maybe a video if its working ok lol


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Mackka
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15 April 2021 11:26 am

This could be a NEW career for ya mate - Rocker Maker!
Mackka playful

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Shakey Jake
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15 April 2021 06:20 pm

Thanks for all the links Brendomat, they were helpful! And thanks for the offer of help 7.62Marksman. The Sluice arrived today so all being well I should see you on Saturday big_smile.

I have to confess the sluice is a bit bigger than I thought it would be..... I don't think I would use 'backpack' in the product name tongue.

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7.62marksman
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17 April 2021 08:04 pm

Well i think it was worked out mate
How much did you end up with
As soon as that river goes down i will show you where my good spot is

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Shakey Jake
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19 April 2021 09:36 pm

Wasn't a bad day, took me longer than it should have to set it up but ended up getting around 0.3 grams.
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Thanks for your help 7.62marksman!

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7.62marksman
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19 April 2021 09:47 pm

Your welcome mate anytime
Good little find
Will be heaps better when the water goes back down

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