Keene Highbanker / 3" Dredge Combo
Keene highbanker 3" gold dredge combos are a great place to start for those thinking of their first power sluice. Classification is the name of the game when it comes to fine gold recovery. By screening the large rocks away it is possible to get enhanced fine gold recovery with a properly operated power sluice. These units are relatively affordable and easily transported but large enough to move enough gravel to get some gold. Two people can be kept busy shoveling gold bearing material into the hopper when the unit is employed as a highbanker. This is also the largest dredge attachment that can be had on a highbanker combo unit. Optional floats can transform the assembly into a floating gold dredge.
Keene has combined the popular power sluice and portable dredge to create an entirely efficient recovery system that can be used in most any situation. This versatile machine is equipped with a 3 inch suction hose and nozzle for dredging. The sluice box works extremely well for dredging because the material is pre-classified before entering the sluice box. Combination units are ideally suited for shallow water areas with the power sluice being so simple to set up and requiring less water then a standard dredge to operate. Note that for proper operation and good suction power the sluice box should be set as close to water level as possible. Attempting to lift too high vertically will result in excessive clogging. The 175 model series can also be equipped with an optional air compressor for diving.