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May 2014 by Chris RalphSetting up a gravity dredge
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
The big moment finally arrived. With Norm suited up, I pulled the motor to life and felt instantly better. There’s really something relaxing about the sound of a dredge running—they don’t sound like anything else.
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
I remember in the couple of years after that 1997 flood, prospectors around California did very well, taking ounces of gold from places that had not yielded any gold for years before that.
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
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