Ask The Experts — How have fellow dredgers modified their dredges in order to retain fine gold?
March 2008 by David KnowlenQ: In the article by David Knowlen, “There’s Still Gold in the Umpqua River,” January 2008, the author stated that “most conventional dredges with normal angles of sluice setup do not retain this gold.”...
Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants.
There are situations where small-scale miners cannot use dredges or high bankers. This is when it’s time to join the ranks of the old timers and their use of hand methods. Back when a gold pan, pick and shovel and sluice or rocker box were the...
New regulations have given the enforcement arm of the WDFW official “police” status, with the authority to issue citations, pursue warrants, make arrests and confiscate items.
Eleven treasure-laden ships that made up the 1715 Fleet were heading to Spain from Havana on July 31, 1715, when they encountered a hurricane off Florida’s central coast.
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
The sunbeams are winding their way through the snowclouds. I am rising out of Death Valley to engage in some reverie, a journey into times past. Prospect pits, phantoms from boom times’ extinct, appear on the side of the road. Soon, I enter the Bullfrog Mining District.
Shirttail was worked heavily in the old mining years, but they didn’t clean it out. Present day prospectors and dredgers have done well, especially as Shirttail gets closer to the North Fork of the American.
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