River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II
January 2012 by Ron KliewerWhile river dredging in fast water, don’t be afraid of being swept out of your dredge hole by the current. If this happens—and it most certainly will in fast water—there is no need to panic. Don’t try to swim against the current because you will waste much energy in an effort to conquer the river. Just let it take you downstream.
On my weekends off I spent many hours dredging the Second Broad River from Cane Creek Road up to the headwaters. I used a three-inch dredge with air and graduated to a five-inch with air.
NOI or POO for small backhoe
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Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
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