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Our History

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In the days of the great Alaska Gold Rush 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 revolutionary concept included pooling and body separating riffles running diagonally to the flow of the material. Even today, over 100 years later, no other system separates minerals so efficiently and completely.