Gold Hog - Frequently
Questions and Answers....
When can I buy it?
We will start shipping and selling the mats in January. Currently we
are giving priority to commercial mines and operations due to limited supply
and heavy demand.
Does the mat fit into most sluice boxes?
Yes, if your original set up came with carpeting and expanded metal you
usually can fit the UR mat 3/8" tall, into the box alone with riffles on
top. It WILL be a tight fit and some adjustments will need to be made.
If you want the UR mat with expanded over and then riffles on top, as we
suggest, then you might have to adjust your sluice hinges or clasps, or use
What about commercial mine sluices?
We install the UR Mat with 1/2" expanded metal on the bottom of sluice. Then
place your regular riffles or large expanded on top of this new "quasi"
fluid bed system. This install method has proven VERY effective at scrubbing
and holding all size ranges of gold.
Does the mat work in a Gold Cube?
Our first series of tests proved good results, but
the Gold Cube flow is pretty low volume. 1100 GPH to prevent over cleaning
of the Vortex matting. The Gold Cube is a concentrator and one of the best
on the market today. We see no need to improve it as our tests on it have
proven it's effectiveness.
We did run the Cube at 2000 GPH with one tray of UR only and saw decent
results. We suggest using the Gold Cube for its designed purpose which is a
super concentrator and final step in reducing and cleaning concentrates.
How do I assemble the mats?
Read the use and tips page HERE.