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Our History

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In the days of the great Alaska Gold Rush early in 1906, Emil Deister, an immigrant from Germany, perfected and patented a seemingly simple concept in a shaking separation table which changed the history of a region and helped to bring fortunes to a new turn-of-the-century generation of miners.

The new idea included pooling and body separating riffles running diagonally to the flow of the material. No other system separates so efficiently or so completely.