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.
This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
The big moment finally arrived. With Norm suited up, I pulled the motor to life and felt instantly better. There’s really something relaxing about the sound of a dredge running—they don’t sound like anything else.
That is the course and intention for this article—to wander through some of the lessons I have learned in my thirty-two years of metal detecting and prospecting.
As I have always done, I stashed those heavy black rocks in my pack and put them in the garden at home. They never were given a second thought until a half decade later…
NOI or POO for small backhoe
An online video gave me some ideas, and with a lot of trial and error I developed a reliable method of panning free gold particles down below 35 microns quickly and easily.
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