October 2012 by Ron KliewerBefore 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.
Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.
Getting started in prospecting often requires the purchase of some equipment, but one can spend as little as $10 and be finding gold or spend thousands and also be finding gold—yet you will probably have many more opportunities and possibilities with more and better equipment.
We decided to check some spots that were pretty good to us on previous trips. The detector was deceptively simple with few buttons and auto-ground balance.
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
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