Feb 1, 2017 To test the new Garrett Gold Trap pan, we put a couple of buckets of wash through our half-scale 1850s pattern Gold Cradle rocker box. to absolute minimum to flush only lightblond sands moving through the sluice box?
A rocker box is a gold mining implement for separating alluvial placer gold from sand and Like a sluice box, the rocker box has riffles and a carpet in it to trap the gold. The mineral processing involves pouring water out of a small cup and then rocking the small sluice box like a cradle, thus the name rocker box or cradle.
It consists of a sluice-box or trough A, Fig. to four men can work at one tom, and wash about five times as much in a day as can be done by one or two men with the cradle. Long tom gold sluice in action.
Gold and other minerals helped shape the history of Washington state. Many prospecting” as the use of pans, non-motorized sluice boxes, concentrators and rocking motion and consisting of a hopper attached to a cradle and a sluice.