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Time For Some Good News!

Take a minute to read this very exciting article by Shannon Poe at the American Mining Rights Association!

Firstly, we know you are as skeptical as we are, after all, we’ve been told things over the past 9 years (like rulings from courts and such) which give us hope, but it always ended up being the same BS, delays, denials and shutdowns The small mining community donated millions to go to court, Brandon Rinehart was dragged through many court battles and that too we all donated to. All to no avail... Continue Reading

 



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WHAT’S HAPPENING…

A great new product the Jabbit sluice stand. Easy sluice set up even in adverse conditions.The Jabbit Sluice Stand is the only deep water, self-driving sluice stand available. The perfect companion for the Keene A52, A51, and MiniMax Sluice. Simply... ... See MoreSee Less

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Cory

This is a new video on using the Mini Max sluice box on it own. This is just one part of the Mini Max package. This is the Ultimate in a versatile package from a beginner to a professional.

youtu.be/VUdjzZ9Xt68The Mini Max Power Sluice Concentrator is one of the most versatile packages that we have ever made. Whether you’re working in river banks, desert placers or...
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Living in Southern California, there aren’t too many places to sluice anymore due to NO RAIN and little water in creeks & rivers. I MISS sluicing

Awesome!! Video !! Looks like Fun and Pat Keene is the man !!!

I like that.

2 weeks ago

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4" Keene Sluice Fine Gold Upgrade (Review)

I called Mark Keene with a question about making the 4" "Mini" a better gold recovery machine. He was working on an improvement of screen sizes and a new configuration. Mark asked me to test and compare the results and give him an honest answer. The "4" Kit" came with a new set of riffles, a longer upper screen/scrubber and another screen for the lower fine gold recovery area. It allows a nugget trap and the finest gold recovery I have ever seen. I was impressed after trying the rubber molded mats on the market. Mark's configuration will catch and keep the gold on start up/shut down and plug-ups, LOST by the rubber mat method. This Keene 4" upgrade kit is worth every cent. It recovers down to micron. No other can touch Mark's new design. The end of the sluice is no longer a void where gold could be lost. It has excellent recovery from header to the bottom of the sluice. Honest answer to Mark: This system is "forgiving" compared to the rubber mats. 2-X the recovery vs rubber mats. If I am wrong, I'll buy you a beer! Worth the upgrade! I did mod it out a little from the kit, but I do that anyway.

The install was very easy. I am including pictures. I did add "miner's moss" and a heavier, first 6" of rubber matting (drilled and capped with crown nuts for securing) for more aggressive recovery and more expanded metal (mod). I added an old piece of matting (old blue matting) under the miner's moss to reduce height for easier clamping down. I can run it with an aggressive rate of water (slope) to prevent overloading the sluice with maximum recovery. I ran 3 test pans of tailings with no visible gold in my pan. Impressive! The mat method results were 25-50% loss in recovery (tested by me). I wasted $$$ on mats before going back to the Mark Keene, asking for a solution. This is it! Thank you Mark for your excellent customer service and carrying on a long tradition of excellent equipment.
BTW, this is one of my 6+ dredges I have purchased since 1984. Not one has let me down. Great job Mark Keene and Keene Eng.

R/, Billy Page
Charleston SC / Ga. gold miner
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4 Keene Sluice Fine Gold Upgrade (Review)

I called Mark Keene with a question about making the 4 Mini a better gold recovery machine. He was working on an improvement of screen sizes and a new configuration. Mark asked me to test and compare the results and give him an honest answer. The 4 Kit came with a new set of riffles, a longer upper screen/scrubber and another screen for the lower fine gold recovery area. It allows a nugget trap and the finest gold recovery I have ever seen. I was impressed after trying the rubber molded mats on the market. Marks configuration will catch and keep the gold on start up/shut down and plug-ups, LOST by the rubber mat method. This Keene 4 upgrade kit is worth every cent. It recovers down to micron. No other can touch Marks new design. The end of the sluice is no longer a void where gold could be lost. It has excellent recovery from header to the bottom of the sluice. Honest answer to Mark: This system is forgiving compared to the rubber mats. 2-X the recovery vs rubber mats. If I am wrong, Ill buy you a beer! Worth the upgrade! I did mod it out a little from the kit, but I do that anyway.

The install was very easy. I am including pictures. I did add miners moss and a heavier, first 6 of rubber matting (drilled and capped with crown nuts for securing) for more aggressive recovery and more expanded metal (mod). I added an old piece of matting (old blue matting) under the miners moss to reduce height for easier clamping down. I can run it with an aggressive rate of water (slope) to prevent overloading the sluice with maximum recovery. I ran 3 test pans of tailings with no visible gold in my pan. Impressive! The mat method results were 25-50% loss in recovery (tested by me). I wasted $$$ on mats before going back to the Mark Keene, asking for a solution. This is it! Thank you Mark for your excellent customer service and carrying on a long tradition of excellent equipment.  
BTW, this is one of my 6+ dredges I have purchased since 1984. Not one has let me down. Great job Mark Keene and Keene Eng. 

R/, Billy Page
Charleston SC / Ga. gold minerImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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What's this compare to an over under? I'd assume it wouldn't be as good?

I’ve used it, it aggravates me to see how small the gold this set up catches! Lol mercury much

Or 5 inch box

Is this sluice bether than the 3 stage?

Nick Garza

Will you make that in a 6 and 8 inch box?

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If you have any spare gold you’d like to send my way I’d be okay with that

Very good. I like my clean up as well on NF American.

Dredging ?

No that's somewhere esle it's off keens site

I think you should do a competitin Guess the weight and win a free few grams 👀

Come on, work out that black sand. 👍😊

Very impressive.

Yes, impressive! XxOo

Bradley Dover is that icconi or where bro

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This is a modified 4" dredge with a sump installed. Our customer dean did a great job. He is running Keene P180 pump with a taller impeller and altered GX200 Honda producing a few extra horsepowers. To be honest, I did not think he would have enough power to drive the sump system. Just a few additional RPMs on the larger impeller made a much bigger improvement Than I thought. Sometimes it is good to be wrong.

Our dredging trip to Idaho went great. You sent me the bigger impeller and machined the housing for the 180 pump and wow did that thing pump. Ran the highly modified Honda GX200 at only 2750 RPM and it was more than enough to have awesome suction at the nozzle plus it ran the other jet for the sump. Here’s a video of the dredge running and I’ll send you the final video I’ll put together next week of our entire trip.
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Correct me if I’m wrong but I was told you never put your hands in your box unless your clearing away large rocks only if the speed of your hand is going as fast and in the same direction of the water

How much is it for the sump box add on at the end of be sluice?

Is a sump something new?

Matt Hospodar

Michael Carr

Why is it a problem to run Gold Hog matting? The purpose of the sump system was to determine how much gold if any was getting past the Gold Hog matting. Every day we ran for a minimum of 6 hours with the only clean out at the end of the day. After determining how much was in the secondary sluice vs. the primary sluice there was never more than 2% of the gold by weight. 95% of the gold in the secondary sluice was smaller than 250 mesh. I used to use the standard sluice configuration but will never use anything but GH Matting. Here’s the complete video of our trip. m.youtube.com/watch?v=zqbY6BUaQQQ

Chris Pritchard

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4 weeks ago

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This is some of Patrick's gold, just a little over a once so far. He still has to clean up his finds. ... See MoreSee Less

This is some of Patricks gold,  just a little over a once so far.   He still has to clean up his finds.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Damn !!! Awesome !!! I’m going to have to go on one of these Patrick Keene trips !!!

Aw man . . . We just got into Campville. Would of loved to prospect with Mr.Keene!

Fantastically cool - sorry we missed this year.

Nice little handful!

Must have dug up the area that Heather Willis was sitting on for that much gold. lol

EYEZ LOVE DAT GLOW♡☆

How long did he run?

Alright Pat..

Mine mine mine mine

Nise

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4 weeks ago

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Idaho

Patrick Keene What is this? Sand dredge for clearing out the bottom or is it a YUGE gold dredge ? ...and hows the engine coupled to the pump?

Let's take it to the Sewa River Kono and Kenema Semmi River

Belt drive: a mechanism in which power is transmitted by the movement of a continuous flexible belt.

Looks like dinner delivery while dredging

What River is that??...Looks like Nevada

How deep were you going?

Daniel Cowin

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