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.
Over the years I have a long list on my computer and in my head of places to detect. Combining newer detectors with old and proven sites has become a blessing for my friends and me.
So, I took the plunge. I decided on the maximum I would pay for the claim, then placed my bid. A day later I received a congratulations e-mail that I was the high bidder, and oh, by the way, send us your money.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
After pinpointing and recovery, he had his first nugget of channel gold in his hand. This was also his first nugget with the new detector.
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After he excavates the ore down to bedrock, he goes over the bedrock with a metal detector to ensure he didn't leave any gold behind before he backfills the area.
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