Tips & Tricks: How to Revive a Dredge Engine That’s Been Submerged
June 2021 by Harry Griffin
It rained over four inches that night and the creek flooded both my backyard and my workshop. When I opened the door to my workshop Christmas morning, an unwelcome sight greeted me.
Lately I’ve been having success utilizing two types of detectors in succession. The first is a pulse induction (PI) detector with a blanket-style antennae, and I follow it up with a very low frequency (VLF) detector.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
This is just the type of specimen that could have been easily ignored by the old-time miners. It felt a little heavier in my hand than a chunk of quartz of that size ought to have been.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
The mysteries of this spot were only just starting to develop. There is nothing but very bland granite-type rocks here, meaning no bold, favorable indicators.
There are currently about 170 commercial-scale placer operations in Alaska. Most of these are small operations with just a few people working; they are often family affairs that operate seasonally only during favorable weather.
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
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