It looks like a few of you have gotten curious about the new (patent pending), sidewinder sluice.
The design is meant to provide constant liquid & solid stratification....(similar to gold panning). The material is controled in a spiral vortex and then there is a continuous wave lapping as the velocity changes with each new load of solids introduced......This causes a layering effect on the floor of the box, within the curves. Gold, Mercury, lead, garnets, magnetite, etc, are caught within a circular pattern, directly on the floor, in layers. The blond sands that are being noticed, will always be on top...........(just like gold panning).
We have filed international patent application for every possible cross pattern in liquid that creates vertical vortex or spiral motion within a chute or channel or box of any size.
Conventional sluices are limited by their ability to continuously trap new, small gold flakes, once the riffles load up with heavy material. Constant cleaning would be required to allow the capture of the small gold.
It takes a lot of time to clean up conventional sluice boxes, and valuable productive time is lost.
The Sidewinder has unlimited capture capability because of it's layering capability. When black sands are showing up along the inner edge of the upper bends, it is very simple to extract the quality material while productivity continues.....Please go to this page and watch all of the videos for a better understanding:
- swsluice's Channel
Thank You ED