Drywashing for Fine Gold
October 2017 by Alex Dolbeare
When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.
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.
Rick donned a pair of fiberglass shin guards that he normally wore dredging, just in case he uncovered the rattlesnake during his digging and rock moving. I wasn’t convinced they were going to provide enough protection.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
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.
My wife Maureen and I spend part of our winter season in the Quartzsite, Arizona area. One fine March morning, we left our RV camping area at approximately 10am in search of that elusive yellow metal with our metal detectors.
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
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