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Dredging Tips and Tricks: A Measure of Water Pump Efficiency

…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?

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Memories of Shirttail Creek, Northern California


…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.

Shallow Water Crevicing Can Bring Big Rewards


Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.

Prospecting Australia—Part III Anatomy of a Nugget Patch in Western Australia


One of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.

Swing and a Miss


A very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.

Placers Directly Associated with Lode Deposits


Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.

Detector Prospecting Accessories


One of the first things to consider but that many people ignore is ergonomics. Prospecting for gold can involve long hours, often for days or weeks on end.

Comments on Gold Rush and Bering Sea Gold Series


The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.

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