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Ron Kliewer

Ron Kliewer

Senior Writer

Ron Kliewer has been a prospector since the 1970s and enjoys building and modifying his own mining equipment.  He welcomes questions or comments via email, and has a prospecting website at
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Gleaning for Gold Part 2

Gleaning for Gold

Getting Into Hot Water While Reclamation Dredging

Underwater Reclamation

The Miner’s Theme Park: MINExpo 2021

The ABCs of XRF

Subtle and Not So Subtle Dangers of Hard Rock Mining

Hard Work Pays Off On Hard Rock

Greenhorn Finds Gold in Colorado

Moving The Big Rocks

Hard Rock Prospecting With Rusty

Time to File Claims in Southern California

The Reason We Fight

Significant Progress for California Suction Gold Dredgers

The Dredge Report

Arizona's Youngest...and Oldest Prospector

Underground in the Original 16-1 Mine

Dredging Backwards?

The Mole

Replacing Your 12-Volt Pump

River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II

River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part I

Tips for Effective Drywashing

Using a Winch to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Becoming A Nozzle Master

Remote Throttle Benefits Dredgers


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