Gold Buddy Deluxe Mini Sluice. The Gold Buddy Deluxe Mini Sluice has a detachable flare for channeling more water through the sluice. The lightest, most portable aluminum sluice available. Great for backpacking. The GOLD BUDDY Mini Sluices all have a revolutionary riffle system that is precision laser cut from a single sheet of steel, and then zinc plated. This produces a very lightweight but strong riffle system and the zinc plating allows for decades of rust free service. The sluice body is approximately 30 inches long, 7 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep. The unique riffle system is 20 inches long with 5 riffles. The entire box weighs about 3.8 pounds.