Gold Buddy V1250 High Banker Reviews, Price and Specifications

Gold Prospecting Highbanker

Retail Price: $399.95

Number of Reviews: 2

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Gold Buddy V1250 High Banker


  • This is a much higher volume hibanker than the original Gold Buddy. Like the original gold buddy this is a self contained recycling unit with many uses - GOLD PROSPECTING, SAMPLING, CONCENTRATE CLEANUP.
  • It is designed with a two stage classifier sluice. The upper stage, which contains the classifier screen, is 21 inches long and 9 inches wide. The lower level sluice is 24 inches long, 9 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall.
  • The Goldbuddy V1250 is attached to a sluice stand which has four adjustable legs to conform to any terrain. The unit can be set up to recirculate its own water or in a lake or stream as a traditional power sluice. It is powered by a 12 volt 1250 gph electric pump which draws only 2.6 amps. The total weight of the V1250 Hibanker is only about 14 pounds.
  • It will run off your vehicle battery or any 12 volt battery.

Watched a few YouTube video clips on it.

Ralph Sabean in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - three stars

I like its portability better than the longer sluices. I'm looking to try out some different outfits this summer season. I ordered a small sluice and I want to try this out and see if I can get a small water-pump for it. I may have to lengthen the input so I can do it near my home away from the river. That way it will wash the soil a lot more before going through the sluice.

Jan 19, 2016

Gold Buddy 1250

Bill Hagan in Myrtle Creek, Or. USA - best

I have been using my Gold Buddy 1250 for a little more than a year now. It is light weight, easy to set up, and it does a good job of recovering fine gold, minus 30 mesh. Even though it realistically takes about 30 minutes to run a 5 gallon bucket of 1/2 inch classified gravel, it is still faster than a stream sluice. There are only two things that I didn't like about the Gold Buddy. The legs are too flimsy, but with a little care, they are adequate. Second, the classifier screen allows 1/2 inch rocks through which are collected at the upper end of the sluice. It requires frequent attention. I replaced the screen with a 3/8th screen and it runs well with no additional attention needed.

Sep 27, 2009