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.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
Even if you are not ready to cash in right now, it might be good to evaluate your options and make a plan of action so when that day comes you know exactly what to do.
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
Don’t hunker down and just keep digging in one spot where there is very little or no gold—if you don’t find it, you’ve got to get up and move on!
Breaking cemented gravels
He no sooner had turned around and started moving when I hollered again that I had another nice one.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
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