Excavator Testing Wet Placer Ground
April 2013 by Jim HalloranThe excavator or backhoe has become the tool of choice for testing placer ground. These machines are the best way to explore and sample a placer deposit if the ground is not too wet or frozen and bedrock is not beyond the reach of the machine.
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
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