Tips and Tricks: A Dredging Tip for Clearing the Tailings Pile
December 2020 by Harry Griffin
After a short time, the tailings pile can get very large, and can actually block the downstream end of the sluice box.
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
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?
I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
Whatever system you plan to use will require a way to safely initiate the explosives from a distance. In this article, we’re going to learn the basics of electric blasting and get a hands-on example…
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