Dredging Tips and Tricks: A Measure of Water Pump Efficiency
August 2020 by Harry Griffin
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
Detectors have been around for decades now. And with thousands of them swinging, many of the best or at least most likely nugget places have seen a swinging coil. The part that amazes me is that so many nuggets still get pulled out of these seemingly pounded places.
They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.
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.
Lately I’ve been having success utilizing two types of detectors in succession. The first is a pulse induction (PI) detector with a blanket-style antennae, and I follow it up with a very low frequency (VLF) detector.
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