Gold Hog - Sluice Science
We will be posting more and more information from our year long study of
riffle and sluice science. Please check back often.
From Doc... the Founder of Gold Hog....
"It's a HOBBY for us, NOT a living... we enjoy what
we do and have enjoyed producing a product that is in our opinion, one of
the best and needed for years. We are HAPPY to offer it, but we are not
willing to make claims or push marketing that removes us from having fun, at
the expense of "selling something".
Before you begin....
Over a year of research has gone into our studies and it took us places
no other research or studies have gone before. We created controlled
labs, over 20 sluice beds, testing equipment, high speed video, special
lighting, over 120 riffles, 20 sets of expanded metal, and special flow
conditions. We tested gold and material from all around the US. 100's
and 100's of hours were devoted to this testing and we THANK all those
that helped along the way. We will post MUCH of our findings here,
but not all. Some of them are still being used to create new products
and technology .
Opinions vs. Facts and observations....
Whenever possible we make the two very clear. There is a bunch of
"folklore" / untested opinions in this industry, and we removed them
from the beginning stages to go places others have not gone before. We
constantly asked WHY or WHY NOT...
Two phrases that extended this study from a couple of months to over a year.
We hope you enjoy and we hope you find more YELLOW in your pan at the end of
1- Understanding Gold
2- The Small Gold Freak Out
3- Inside Your Sluice - The Slurry
4- Using Layers to Your Advantage
5- Starting to Understand Riffles
6- Riffle Shapes - Sizes - Flow?
7- Position of the Vortex
8- ARMP - Very Important Process to Understand.
9- Classification of
10- Matting: A Key element in the sluice box.
11- Recovery Rates - Gold Hog Matting