Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment
December 2002 by Steve HicksOne hundred and seven years ago the world’s first electric-powered bucket line dredge started to work in Montana. This summer, Montana likely saw its first solar-powered Denver Gold Saver put to work.
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.
• Forest Service tries to further restrict mining
• Bills would set more lands off-limits
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.
As we all get back to “normal,” or as close to it as we can, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our advertisers for sticking it out through the hard times.
• There's a fungus among us
• Taxpayers crash land in Arizona
• "What did you get arrested for?"
Spanish Civil Guards heightened a battle over a $500 million treasure of gold and silver coins from a shipwreck when they seized a vessel belonging to a Tampa, Florida company.
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen-to-One Mine Fights On • Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion) • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: Gold and Bears • Gold in North Dakota • The North Star Mine • Dectecting Alaskan Gold Nuggets • The Ancient History of Gold • Columbians Continue Search for Emeralds • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver