April 2015 by Don RobinsonOn our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
Some creeks have nuggets, while others, particulary the rivers, nothing but fine gold.
Pumps can be set up quite a distance away horizontally from the sluice, even hundreds of feet. It will work so long as there is sufficient water at the source where the pump is located. Vertical distance is more of a problem than horizontal distance; 30 to 40 feet is the maximum vertical climb for most pumps.
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