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Build Your Own Homemade Gold Sluice Box

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Have you ever thought of going prospecting for gold? Using a sluice box may help you find more of that beautiful yellow stuff. Here how you can plan and build your own gold sluice box. These do it your self projects are popular with lots of folks, and fun to think about even if you just end up buying a store bought product. Here are some thoughts on how to build your own do It Yourself, hand fed Gold Sluice Box – I think it’s a great project for beginners. A wooden sluice like this was the first piece of prospecting equipment I ever built.

A sluice box lined with riffles is one of the oldest forms of gravity separation devices still being used today. They are simple and have been in use all across the world for thousands of years. A sluice is really nothing more than an artificial channel lined with devices to catch gold through which water flows, moving the lighter materials such as clay, sands and gravels out of the sluice. They heavier materials remain behind, trapped by the riffles. For many years, most sluice boxes were home made affairs designed and built in the gold prospector himself. To this day, in the gold bearing regions of third world countries, prospectors design and build sluice boxes out the most unusual items – sometimes whatever materials are available locally. You don’t really need any special sluice box plans – the exact size is really not all that critical.

Making your own gold sluice is actually a very good beginning project for new prospectors in my opinion. Just take a close look at the sluices being offered by the manufacturers, and that will show you how to build your own sluice box. It won’t be difficult to get some ideas to make your own plans. Sluice boxes can be made out of wood, aluminum, plastic or steel. Injection molded plastic is not really an option easily available to the do-it-yourself prospector, and steel has a tendency to rust, so wood and aluminum are the preferred options.

In developing plans for a homemade sluice box, the more time you spend thinking about your design, the better. You don’t want to have to buy parts you don’t need, but on the other hand your slice box needs to work and catch the gold efficiently. A good plan and a good understanding of how a sluice box traps gold are important to your design. I think using miners moss underneath your riffles is a real important item for capturing that fine gold. That is why miners moss is used in the sluices of nearly all commercial suction gold dredges. Having a liner underneath the riffles is an important aid in catching small gold dust, and is very worthwhile. I went with miners moss under all the riffles in my sluice, and I strongly recommend it for you.

The typical wooden homemade sluice is made of boards and varies in width from 8 to 18 inches, usually with a depth of 6 inches to a foot. A typical length would be in the three to 6 foot range. Riffles can be made from half inch square dowel nailed about every 6 inches down the length of the sluice. The section without riffles in the top of the box about a foot long is often left for the spot where material shoveled in. This type of sluice box does catch gold, and is easy to build, but is hard to clean out at the end of the day. In addition, the gravel will beat up the wooden riffles over time. It is also possible to create steel riffles that fit inside a wooden sluice, and in that case you can also use miners Moss or some similar material to line the bottom of the sluice underneath the metal riffles.

Homemade sluices can also be made from lightweight aluminum. Wooden sluices tend to become waterlogged in increased greatly in weight after they have been in the water for time. This gives aluminum quite an advantage and it is certainly preferred in the construction of the homemade sluice. The trough of the sluice, whether aluminum or wood, is usually roughly about the same size.

For those interested in making their own home made hand fed sluice box from aluminum with steel riffles as a do it yourself type of project, I can say if you have any metal fabrication skills, you will find this an easy project. A little welding, a little metal folding and the project is done. If you purchase fairly thin aluminum sheet it will be possible to bend it yourself into the trough shape as a single piece (just don’t go too thin). More information and detail can be found on the authors website.

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Ethereum Holds Key Support, What Could Spark A Fresh Rally

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Ethereum is facing resistance near the $4,600 zone against the US Dollar. ETH must stay above $4,450 to start a steady increase in the near term.

  • Ethereum is consolidating above the key $4,450 support zone.
  • The price is now trading above $4,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $4,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a fresh rally as long as it is above the $4,450 level and the 100 hourly SMA.

Ethereum Price Attempts Fresh Increase

Ethereum declined below the $4,500 support, but the bulls defended the $4,450 zone. ETH seems to be forming a base above the $4,450 support level and is slowly rising.

There was a break above the $4,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price cleared the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $4,780 swing high to $4,455 low. It is now consolidating above the $4,520 level.

An initial resistance on the upside is near the $4,600 level. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $4,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

The first major resistance is near the $4,620 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $4,780 swing high to $4,455 low. A clear move above the $4,600 and $4,620 levels could send the price further higher.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance is near the $4,705 level. Any more gains could lift the price towards the $4,800 resistance zone in the near term.

Fresh Drop in ETH?

If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $4,620 level, it could start another decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $4,500 level.

The first key support is now forming near the $4,450 level. A downside break below the $4,450 support zone and the recent low might spark a major decline. In the stated case, the price may perhaps decline towards the $4,320 level. The next major breakdown support is $4,250, below which the price could decline towards $4,000.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $4,450

Major Resistance Level – $4,620

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WallStreetNinja launches Alpha release ahead of ILO

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Panther and BUMPER Protocol announce partnership to provide seamless DeFi user experience

New York, USA, 3rd December, 2021, Chainwire

There has never been a better time to launch WallStreetNinja, as the crypto markets roar and decentralized ecosystem’s begin to accelerate toward full mainstream adoption.

A fully decentralized solution, Unstoppable Ecosystem is required to propel the movement forward into a web browser-based experience free from unnecessary browser extensions and smartphone wallet apps.

WallStreetNinja “the Unstoppable Ecosystem” (aka WSN) will provide the very needed solution that is web based, fully decentralized, multi-chain, swap, dApp browser and completely non-custodial, with a single sign-on facility via Dfinity’s Internet Identity.

WallStreetNinja successfully deployed the Alpha release of their groundbreaking technology on the 2nd of Dec 2021, marking a new beginning in the Decentralized Ecosystem sphere.

With a successful initial product launch under their belt, WallStreetNinja head towards their much anticipated Initial Liquidity Offering (ILO), held on the Unicrypt platform closing 7th of Dec 2021.

Projects will soon be able to offer their decentralized users, Unstoppable access via the WallStreetNinja Ecosystem. Projects operating within the decentralized ecosystems are urged to make contact with the WSN team to have their projects whitelisted within the ecosystems wallet, swap feature and dapps section.

WallStreetNinja has already been backed and endorsed by high profile industry players including Darkpool Ventures, Midas Touch Consulting and CoinNexus. Such relationships not only provide capital, but add value in the way of advice from subject matter experts in the field of technology, financial markets and cryptocurrency.

The team at WallStreetNinja stated that “we are happy to announce the successful deployment of the product Alpha, which sets the foundation for further development and are excited about our upcoming Initial Liquidity Offering (ILO) on the Unicrypt platform, which will put into motion the token economy of the WallStreetNinja Ecosystem”.

Movement is starting to build for WallStreetNinja as it pioneers the Unstoppable sector of decentralized ecosystems alongside technologies such as Pocket Network, Internet Computer, StackOS, ENS and Brave.

About WallStreetNinja

WallStreetNinja (WSN) provides users simplified access to a decentralized ecosystem’s chain of their choice from a single web app. WSN is taking the self custody wallet segment to the next level through decentralized computing and blockchain relays.
Follow WallStreetNinja’s developments on: Website
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Behind the Masks: Actor Jordi Mollà to Launch New NFT Collection on December 08

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Fresh off the sale of his “I will flood you with my flowers” NFT, artist and actor Jordi Mollà is renewing his affiliation with Raini and Krew Studios.

Mollà, whose on-screen credits include Jack Ryan, Blow and Bad Boys II, is joining forces with the NFT platform and creative studio to conduct an NFT drop called Masks. The collection features a range of unique digital masks based on a collection meticulously hand-painted by the self-taught Spanish artist, with the drop scheduled for December 8.

Demystifying Mollà’s Masks

As an actor, Mollà has worn many faces and the collection was influenced by the personas and characters we all inhabit in our daily interactions with the world. Some 10,000 masks have been 3D-rendered, animated and tokenized, with a percentage receiving physical as well as digital redemption rights. The mint will go live for a two-hour presale window on Wednesday, December 8 at 8 pm UTC, with a public sale following from 10 pm UTC.

The winner of Mollà’s previous work automatically gained five whitelist spots for the latest collection, as well as an invite to a swish NFT event that is being hosted by Krew Studios on December 4. The Art Basel show in Miami Beach, which is part of the city’s annual Art Week, will educate attendees on the various ways in which Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) tech are being integrated into the upcoming drop.

An emerging NFT launchpad, Krew Studios is currently pursuing a raft of exclusive artist and gallery partnerships as it seeks to bridge the gap between physical and digital art. Ahead of the Masks drop, the Studio has distributed 50 Members Only whitelist passes to community members, entitling holders to access to upcoming Krew drops and events (including the Masks party), community voting, and airdrops.

As well as 50 such golden tickets, 1,000 of the Studio’s Discord members have also been whitelisted for the Masks NFT sale. The Krew team has thrown down the gauntlet to the wider public by encouraging them to join Discord and acquire their own whitelist privileges.

Raini, whose products include yield farming, a play-to-earn trading card game, and a curated NFT launchpad and marketplace, is also furnishing its token stakers with special access to the sale: some 500 mask NFTs will be made available to those who supply liquidity or stake $RAINI via the platform’s Unicorn and Rainbow pools.

Disrupting the Art World

Synergies between the worlds of art and NFTs continue to form, with commentators now wondering whether Quarter 3 trade volume ($10.7 billion) will be surpassed in Q4.

Blockchain’s disruptive influence on the traditional art market has been one of the year’s biggest stories, bringing works to the attention of a broader demographic of buyers while providing a tangible use case for distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Back in March, digital creator Beeple became the third richest living artist after selling his tokenized work The First 5,000 Days for $69 million at Christie’s. The event aroused unprecedented interest in the NFT market from millionaire art collectors and consortiums, as well as artists seeking to bring their creative talents to the blockchain.

 

 

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