Dredging Safety: Don't Ignore The Warning Signs
April 2018 by Ron Kliewer
At first, I tried to shift things around, but then a hand with a rock would appear, so I would stop trying to adjust my gear and grab the rock to keep things moving.
As I started walking down to the river one chilly morning, the mist was hanging over the calm portions of the water like a white cotton blanket. This scene got me to thinking about why the river was like that—the deep pools, boulder fields, gravel bars, the effects of how much water was moving at any given time along the watercourse—and most of all the relationship all these things have on where I will be able to find gold.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
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.
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A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
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