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.”...
One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project.
Higher gold prices helped boost Nevada’s mining industry in 2003 despite a decline in production for the third straight year.
They worked their plan, bit by bit, and sure enough, after the blast, gold was detected… Over two pounds of beautiful crystalline gold was recovered in that stretch!
…more difficult terrain must be traversed in the hope of locating small pockets, low depressions or small gullies on needle-covered slopes.
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
In my travels, and my experience with gravity tables, one thing has implanted itself in my mind. What about the tails?
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
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