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Grizzly Gold Trap Fluid Bed Sluice, (Formerly Bazooka)
Crusty
post Jan 1 2018, 03:39 PM
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Video Review

I've owned a Bazooka fluid bed sluice and it did an OK job of being able to run material unclassified. I know there was a loyal following for them and folks were bummed when they went out of business. Well if you haven't heard, Dennis Henry took on the challenge of keeping the technology going, forming a new company, Grizzly Gold Trap. Not only did he do that, he spent a great deal of time improving on Bazooka's design, testing 30 different drill patterns in the fluid bed tubes to get ideal exchange, adding drop riffles in front of the grizzly bars (and they work great), smoothing out the grizzlies to eliminate the little flat spot that used to hang material up, making the fluid bed bigger, and flattening out the angle to make it easier to set up.

I got the largest model, the Motherlode; I've tested it out twice and I'm a believer! Once set up, I had no problems hammering it with unclassified material, which cleared without issue. I was having a bit of a problem in the video with flat rocks hanging up, but afterwards, I adjusted the flow and it worked perfectly.

If you liked the Bazooka, you'll love the Grizzly Gold Trap!

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post Jan 1 2018, 03:50 PM
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Drop riffles work! Great preview to save time test panning and ensure you're still on the gold. They clear with a quick wave of the hand in the water flow, so you can continue to see (or not see) how well you're doing.
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post Jan 4 2018, 08:08 AM
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I havenít tried the Motherlode (yet!) but I have the midsized unit, the Explorer. Iím one of those fluid bed enthusiasts Crusty mentioned LoL! Anyway, I agree with his asssessment, the added R&D time Dennis invested has paid off. The Explorer is easier to set up and catches more of the -100 gold than the Bazooka did, itís a definite win!

Oh, and Grizzly Goldtrap is based in Littleton, these new sluices are 100% Colorado made!


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