Decoding Dredge Capacity
March 2021 by Harry Griffin
Some typical questions that you might consider asking yourself about purchasing a dredge might be…
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
Prospecting may not be as much fun as it once was. If that sounds like you and you want to figure out what to do to get back on the gold and be successful, I’ve got the answer: Research.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
My largest nugget from this area is almost one-half ounce. I’ve found several smaller chunks and many pickers in addition to the fines and flakes that I put in my poke.
Ground sluicing, surfacing and scratching are a few names given to the recovery of gold in shallow areas. Where I live, the hills are dotted with small surface diggings.
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