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?
The first requirement is permission from a land owner. This can be tricky and it’s always a bit nerve-racking to approach a stranger cold with such a request.
It’s a common symptom of gold fever for miners to be very hesitant to let go of gold they’ve found or even have it made into jewelry. I confess, I suffer from the same incurable disease!
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
Bela and Barbara Kovacs began prospecting for gold about seven years ago as a family orientated outdoors activity. A welder by trade and lured by the simple fact that beach sands can contain small bits of precious metals, Bela decided a few years ago to build a sand sucking contraption that can sift the shoreline for anything worth keeping.
Once you have determined that the land is locatable, the next step in the claim research process is to determine if the land has already been claimed by a previous locator.
Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
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