Hi All. First time post, will start by saying Thank You to the sight creator and all the posters, I’m extremely grateful for all the great information and stories.
I’m brand new to fossicking, but hunt in the Otago inland mountains quite a bit. Hunting mainly occurs in the morning and evening, which leaves many hours in the day free for other activites. If I were keen to have a go at sluicing and panning, what equipment would I need to get started, bearing in mind that weight and size are considerations as I’m also carrying in my hunting and camping equipment? I currenly have an Elemental pan, garden sifter, and trowel, but haven’t yet picked up a sluice. Was thinking EZ Sluice, but also noticed the Gold Buddy.
Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated (I’m aware of the public fossicking restrictions). I love the idea of bringing our a few grams of yellow along with a couple of hind quarters and a back steak!