Gold Rat Metal Detectors is located 6/50 Freda Street Upper Mount Gravatt. This is the only store to stock Metal Detectors. Gold Rat Engineering is located 4/16 Redcliffe Gardens Drive Clontarf This is where you will see the largest range of your highbankers, sluices and accessories

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Introducing our Modular Gold Sluice Series

Being modular means you can get started with prospecting with a sluice relatively cheaply while having room and option to grow as does your interest in Gold Prospecting.

Our Modular Sluice has a removable Flare that is designed to channel water into your sluice and offers a slick plate area to dump gold bearing material onto when prospecting.

The 12 inch variation refers to the width of the recovery system in the sluice. This is called Vortex Dream mat ® and is currently one of the most efficient gold recovery matting systems in the world. We manufacture this product in house in our QLD facility.

The 12 inch modular sluice has a flare that fits inside the sluice when broken down to save on shipping. This sluice range designed to be able to be carried by postal services anywhere mail can be delivered and can process alot of material fast and suits most able prospectors in terms of shovel speed.

where the 12 stands out is when you have access to alot of water and need to run alot of material for good results.

If ordering from outside of Australia this is the best sluice range for economical shipping.

12 Inch Modular Sluice Specifications

    Assembled length    - 45.5 inches (1155.7mm)

    Weight - 7.5 KGS

    What comes standard:

    This ripper little sluice is equipped with a removable flair header for ease of packing and storage, CNC slotted for easy removal of the sluice mat and slotted to accommodate legs brackets should you add those accessories.

    4 x Stainless steel bolts nylon washers and wing nuts

    1 x 10 inch dream mat

    *No Leg Brackets or legs are supplied with this listing, legs kits are $195 available in Accessories

    Modular Sluice box Options:

    Each sluice is CNC slotted from the start to accommodate a range of accessories as can be seen in sluice box accessories . Your flare can be removed to accommodate a header box, the walls have hole placements for self supportive fully adjustable leg kit. See images.

    There are options for the header box as well, you can remove the rear baffle and add a header flare kit which opens up your feed area and allows for a spray bar conversion.

    Why convert to a spray bar?

    When converting from a river sluice to a power sluice we have added water so we are no longer relying on sufficient flow in a stream, we can take this one step further and add pressure to our feeder box which aids in liberating gold from dirt and gravels. With better cleaning we can see better recovery especially when working clay's.

    There's also an option to add a sluice classification tray which if you've added all the above accessories you have converted your river sluice into a fully functional forward classifying highbanker.

    The tray also works in a river sluice without a head box allowing you to better work your material before exposing to the recovery system.

    Running pumps to deliver water you want to run a minimum 4700 GPH for the 12 inch sluice