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Post  scruffy_hair86 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:19 pm

Hey ive just made my first river sluice box but there is one last thing I need, I can't seem to find and ribbed rubber matting to glue onto the loading part of the sluice, ive been to hardware, boating and carpet shops.

Any ideas on where I might be able to pick some up? Im in the Hawksburry, western Sydney.

Heading out on the weekend to give it a go, will post some action shots when I get back.

Cheers.
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Post  Goldbait on Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:23 pm

clark rubber sells some. but it's only about 2mm high. does work, but only on the real small stuff and a slowish water speed.

there are places on ebay that sell it, but you pay through the roof. saying that. it's the good stuff.

if you do find someone locally, let me know as i would like some too Smile
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Post  Vb4meta on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:07 pm

Ive just used rubber mats from bunnings before and cut em up to fit, but personally I threw rubber out years before and just use carpet from bunnings down the entire riffle length..its all ya need.Just when you are finished wash your carpet out in a 20 litre bucket by lifting it up and down in the water a few times..never missed any gold doing this.
Pppl get far too carried away selecting rubber types when all ya need is good carpet..marine grade.

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Post  scruffy_hair86 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:20 pm

Yep iv got carpet down the length of the sluice good old of cut marine carpet for nuthin. But was wondering about some rubber at the loading part where there are no riffles.

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Post  Vb4meta on Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:42 pm

yep a cheap rubber door mat from bunnings is the go or even a car mat from supercheap auto, since they are designed for taking dirt of ya feet and trapping it they also work good for showing up and catching some gold..in my ah dredges I used rubber mat out of a gold crusher lining the pink stuff with glue..if you can find a mob who build such equipment they sometimes will give you a bit for free eh..

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Post  goldminer997 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:32 am

I use rubber beer mat the thin type you see at the pubs and clubs has small round holes great for keeping the gold in the box, the last 3 foot of the box i use that green grass matting you can pick it up at clarke rubber
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