Papa's Got A Brand New Dredge!
August 2019 by Harry Griffin
It was time to prime the pump and start the engine! Dan’s priming method is to use a small, submersible, 12-volt pump. My priming method is to use a hand-operated diaphragm pump.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
Not all of these slides and debris flows will produce results, but if you search for these while prospecting in your gold producing areas, then you can increase your odds of finding new gold.
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
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