GOLDIT #1 Chaffee County Question
Last Post 16 May 2018 07:29 AM by WALTER EASON. 3 Replies.
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Samuel WilloughbyUser is Offline
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14 May 2018 08:38 AM

    I have a two inch dredge unit ( no pontoons, but looking for cheap ones).

    I see the GoldIT#1 on the Arkansas, is dredging allowed? if so, any permits required since it is "our" claim? anyone dredged there before? success rate? THanks to all just a newbie at this asking questions.

    also another question not related to the above. I have an angus mackirk sluice (short plastic scouting model) I am running my 2 inch dredge through it and attached a longer fast angled sluice to the bottom, I noticed I am blowing gold down into the fast angle. Is there a longer sluice available? what model is normally used? I purchased this from a guy who was "Getting out of the business" only to see him three months later on a creak bank (different subject)...

    Thanks for the help.

    Sam the newbie.
     

    WALTER EASONUser is Offline
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    14 May 2018 09:47 AM
    GPAA claims on Arkansas River in CO do not have dredging available last I heard.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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    14 May 2018 10:04 AM
    Thanks Walter for the reply,  any input on the my newbie question?
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    16 May 2018 07:29 AM
    using a pump on a sluice or running in high water conditions needs to have a close eye on water input. If pump is to large you can put in a bypass valve off a tee or some pumps have no problem with valve to cut off some of the flow. The alternative is to get a larger sluice. When in a river in high water you will raise the sluice to stop as much water from going into the sluice, if angle is already correct the whole sluice will need to be raised or some rocks in from of the sluice to slow water but not close enough to cause water disruptions within the sluice. On the dredge I would go to a larger sluice or if it was metal I would suggest that you may be able to increase the size of the riffles or add a set of larger expanded metal on top of the mat / carpet to cause a slow water area to catch finer material / gold. Larger sluice is always an option.  For new sluice options I would search the internet for deals.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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