Wild Boar mat (Patent Pending) is a low turbulence, but
aggressive scrubbing mat. It is design to be used anywhere in the sluice box
but works very well “up top” and helps break up clay and dirt
releasing gold and heavy metals.
Made from extruded EPDM rubber, the mat is heavy, durable, and can withstand
commercial sluice boxes in all temperature zones.
The mat is sold in 36″ widths and the length, as seen above, is
approximately 6″. The “Water Flow Locking Connectors”, male and
female on each end can be glued, or taped to form a solid sluice mat.
Let’s explain how we do this and
each function of the mat.
(Get ready for your head to hurt.)
Yes, we used every part of the mat to serve a purpose.
A- Small “V” grooves slightly slow down very heaviest of material before the
lifting phase. Prevents “launching them” into the upper layers.
B- Gentle lift ramp. Not a sharp riffle or edge. This allows us to gently lift
bottom material slightly without “throwing it” upwards.
C- Leveling ramp. Allows the heavies to now be traveling straight down the bed,
vs. traveling upwards. Kind of like driving off a cliff vs. using a RAMP to
jump a row of trucks. (That’s scientific redneck stuff.)
D and E- Combination of gravity drop ledge and gentle vortex. Gold will
immediately fall downward, and a gentle vortex will assist the heaviest
materials downward. The “V” grooves allow open cleaning to remove light
material. Gold now sitting on these grooves, is no longer in the “full
current” of the water flow.
F- Miniature riffles. These mini riffles help catch finer gold particles that
didn’t make the “fall” of the first ramp. They are pulled downward and stored
in the wash holes.
g- Settling steps. These reverse angled steps once again settle material
allowing gold to hold and fall into settle gaps.
36″ Wide X 6″ Long (SOLD IN 3 FOOT SECTIONS ONLY)
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