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A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part III

Most of the old large gold dredging operations used a trommel. The trommel consisted of a long metal cylinder made of heavy punch plate in which the small gravel, black sands, and gold would fall though holes and end up in banks of sluices.

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