To Foam or Not to Foam
February 2020 by Harry Griffin
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
My largest nugget from this area is almost one-half ounce. I’ve found several smaller chunks and many pickers in addition to the fines and flakes that I put in my poke.
The biggest obstacle is that like many streams on the Kenai Peninsula, high water during the summer months from snow melt and rain can make dredging nearly impossible. The best dredging is in the colder months of the year.
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