Pro River Sluice Product Information

River sluice

Longest non-folding 12″ wide sluice box on the market!


(North & South America pricing only. For other International orders please contact us.)

Weight: 15 lbs.
Dimensions, with funnel attached:
60″ long, (without funnel: 48″ long) 12″ wide  and 4.5″ deep.
Funnel opening: 19″ down to 12″ wide.

Set up:

Place the river sluice into small river or stream where the water is flowing. Settle sluice half way to bottom of stream and allow for the correct drop of angle. The angle should be approximately 1″ of drop for each foot of sluice box. The flow of water should be 1/2″ of water over the riffles.

How the Pro River Sluice works:

Place classified material by small shovel or scoops in upper part of the funnel. Washed material will flow down and into the sluice box and over the riffles. Scoop in small amounts of material every 20-25 seconds, being careful not to overload the riffles. A 5 gallon bucket of material can be processed about every 15-20 minutes.

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Paul Dixon April 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

I just got the pro river sluice and tried it out at my creek. This sluice needs some great water flow to clear out. The construction of is wonderful by the way. I was wondering if you sell a high banker conversion kit for the pro river sluice? I would definitely be interested to buy one!




admin April 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

Hello Paul. It was great to hear from you. We’ve sent a reply to your email. We manufacture a couple conversion hoppers for adapting a sluice into a highbanker; to review what we have available check out the following page

Thanks. Have a great day.


tyler March 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

how hard is it to get the gold out of the carpet? does the carpet come out of the sluice or is it permanently stuck in the sluice?


admin March 12, 2014 at 9:34 am

Hello Tyler. Thank you for your interest in Summit Mining & Equipment. We have received your inquiry and will respond to you directly via email. Regards.


Joe Daniel December 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Would your Pro River Sluice be appropriate for very small particles of gold.
Do you have more information on how the device works. How/where it captures the gold and how hard is it to get it out of the “carpet”.


Paul Dixon August 24, 2014 at 4:44 am

I did you it and found very fine gold in my concentrates. Yes, the vortex matting is good for fine gold! I have another super small highbanker with ribbed carpet and its great too.


admin August 25, 2014 at 9:27 am

Hello Paul, it’s great to hear from you. Thank you for your comment. We’re glad to hear that you are having success with the river sluice. If we didn’t believe in the Vortex Matting, it wouldn’t be in our equipment. If you ever have the opportunity, snap a picture of your loaded box and share it with us on facebook. Lot’s of ‘Au’ to ya!!!!


German Cadavid November 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I am interested in buying a Pro River Sluice box and I live in Colombia-South America. I need to know how much will cost me to send it over here and how long it takes. Thank you.


admin November 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hi “German Cadavid”. Thank you for your interest in Summit Mining. We have responded to your inquiry, directly, via email. We look forward to working with you.


Fiston Ramazani November 6, 2013 at 2:10 am

Hi there,

I don’t have any background in mining and prospecting Gold, please kindly recommend the proper equipment to be used as am about to start a small scale mining project on my concession in the DRCongo. Email me please with suggestions and advises.

Many thanks,


admin November 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Hi Ramsud. Thank you for your interest in Summit Mining. We have responded to your inquiry, directly via email.


spider March 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

nice design just what am looking for please send this info to my inbox


admin July 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Hello Spider. Thank you for your interest in Summit Mining & Equipment. We have sent you a response via email.


Jon Boyle January 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

What a nice outfit I sure like the looks of the non-folding 12″ sluice box you offer here.


admin January 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thank you very much for the nice comment. It works great and looks good too. We try to use the best matting out there for our sluice boxes. Thanks for visiting our website!


johnny mottoul May 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Hello i have got a concession in Ghana the gold that i mine is very small eyes …… like this and smaller
My question to you guys is your sluice box the right box that i need?
i got a trommel of 100t/h what is your recommendation to use and what are the best carped to use
Can you also give me a price of this all?
johnny mottoul


hampton c March 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

hi i was woundering what you would recomend for a new mineing operation in dry mountain conditions. we plan to prosses gold elswhere from the mine. we are on a smaller budget as we can not calculate our sucsess. we are considering getting a highbanker but we also like the sluice. if you can email me your recomendations that would be awesome.

thank you,


Brial L January 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Hi I like your Sluice Boxes allot and was wondering if You could make a custom sluice box that is 48” Long without funnel
12” Wide and 36” of riffle area from the bottom up a funnel 12” Long 18” Wide
and i see you have ribbed carpet could you replace that with Miners Moss?
looking forward to hearing from you. Brian L


admin January 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Brian,
What do ya know…those are the dimensions of our long sluice box! It’s $165 + $15 if you want additional Miner’s Moss. Just give us a call if you would like to order one. Also, if you send me your address I will get you a quote on shipping.



Brian L January 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Thank you for getting back to me yes I would like a quote on shipping.
My address is 321 north 18th place mount vernon washington 98273
and thank you so much for your time Brian L


Christopher January 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What type of carpet is installed in the sluice box’s? How well does it perform or would I need to replace it with better carpet?



admin January 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hi Christopher,
The carpet is good quality with a rubber backing so you won’t loose any fines. Give us a call if you would like to order one: 971-259-8499 as our online cart is not working right now.



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Summit Mining August 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

Just sent them over, thank you for your interest!


Joshua Cox June 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I just wanted to say that I got the large Pro River Sluice at the 2011 Gold show in Roseburg, Oregon. I just love the it!!! see you next year- Josh


Jason Gifford December 26, 2010 at 10:04 am

I had some questions regarding your sluice. What is the width of it, and can you make a header box and stand to turn it into a power sluice? Thanks.


Summit Mining January 11, 2011 at 10:08 am

Hi Jason,
The sluice box is 12″ wide – we’re starting to sell a highbanker that wil be listed on the website shortly. In the meantime, I will email you a few pictures.



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