The best way to learn how to build a gold sluice box is to give you a video presentation here below. The sluice box is cheap, meaning it’s affordable and this really does collect gold from 1/8 inch gravel to black sand.
The gold sluice boxes can be made out of metal, plastic and even wood. There are different ways of making a homemade sluice box. The fun and exciting part is when you catch gold on the first try.
For the amateur gold miner, the best idea to mine this metal is to try it out as a pass time. Far to many believe that they can be successful and this is why many loose their life savings. There are so many factors you need to know like has the ground already been mined. You need to know the history or geology of the ground itself like has it been a river.
Ordinary people in the past have found gold in one foot deep rivers throughout the country and that’s where it all begins. For this post, I have taken a Youtube video showing how you can build a sluice box for under $30.
How to Build a Sluice Box
This man named Donald A. purchased his equipment at the local hardware store and with a slight addition, he was able to make his home made version of a plastic sluice box.
He purchased an electronic battery operated water pump for $20 then a down spout splash box for under $10. With a little ingenuity, he made a gold recovery sluice box that really works.
This is perfect for separating gold from black sand. Learn how he does it and remember only do this as a pass time and gain knowledge and wisdom. As you get more experience and getting a fair amount of gold, that’s when things get more serious and invest only the money you are making from the gold.
Where is Gold Found
Gold can be found all over the earth, in the ground, ocean or rivers. Some places may have higher quantities of gold metal than others. Gold is associated with quartz and is typically found near by stained rust mounds when digging.
Iron pyrite has a distinctive resemblance to gold because of its brass yellowish color. It’s nick name is “fool’s gold” because of novice miners that think they have gold.
People do find gold nuggets to small flakes in black sand but in general gold nuggets can be found in larger concentrations in crevices where bed rock is. However there are tons of testimonials that people find them in rivers and on top of land, see my related topics here below for more information.
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