Making Adjustments to Catch Fine Gold
November 2013 by Alex DolbeareThis fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
As I planned for my trips, I concentrated on how to lighten my pack yet still carry enough gear to make the trip productive and enjoyable.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
…what adjustment can I make to my dredge that will enhance its gold-catching ability?
I cleared the connector by poking a small Phillips screwdriver through it. To ensure the bore was clean, I dunked the connector into some water and then blew it clean with my shop air compressor.
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
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.
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