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2 Replies and 150 Views Can I Dredge This Year?????  150  2 Started by  polecat@surewest.net Hello! I been scoring the web and different mining websites for any info about the California dredge ban. I keep hearing 'YES! In 2019!' But now that it is 2019 I cant find anything. So Where can I go for a accurate account of whats going on I don't need to read a bunch of legal papers for a simple yes or no do I Thanks! Steve
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
29 Jan 2019 07:13 PM
12 Replies and 53092 Views Leveling the Keene 2 Gold Buddy Dredge  53092  12 Started by  PaGroundhog I got to use my dredge for the first time this weekend. I noticed that the dredge leans to the intake hose side. I moved the motor over to help counter balance but still have to put a rock on the front corner for additional weight. I take it that this is normal due to the size of the pontoons. I only wish I had somebody around to tell me if I was running it right. The second day I ran the motor slower and kept cleaning the stones off of the classifier plate. I got away more cons the second day. ...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
12 Sep 2018 10:39 AM
11 Replies and 2111 Views Length of Classifier plate  2111  11 Started by  PaGroundhog I saw an article where a guy was going to extend the classifier plate all the way to the end of the dredge sluice. His concern was that rocks rolling down the sluice box would pull the gold out. My Keene 2' dredge has a plate that is angled up. The rocks tend to build up on it so I stop to clean it off. I was thinking of running a solid smooth piece the rest of the way down so rocks would not go across the riffles. What do you think does it matter
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
12 Sep 2018 06:14 AM
6 Replies and 2847 Views 1.5 Lay flat hose.  2847  6 Started by  northpinesgold We need some 1-1/2' lay flat hose for a pressure hose.  Any recommendations as to a manufacturer of a good product Thanks ------------------------------- Christine
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by  KENNETH SWINEFORDJump to last post
31 Aug 2018 04:39 AM
3 Replies and 518 Views Need some advice.  518  3 Started by  northpinesgold We've got a 3' dredge. We've noticed most discharge hoses from the nozzle to the sluice are around 25 feet or so.   Our discharge hose from the nozzle to the sluice is /- 40 feet. Is this too long We need to run the motor at a fairly high RPM to get enough suction.  The drawback seems to be we're pushing a lot of water through the sluice and are afraid we're blowing out the gold.  Thanks for any comments, good or bad -------------------------- Christine
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
28 Aug 2018 03:49 PM
0 Replies and 606 Views For Sale. Gas powered portable 8000lb cable winch  606  0 Started by  lnagel For Sale.  Portable gas powered cable winch.  Terry Stapp gas powered cable winch (not rope) rated at 8000lbs single line pull.  Excellent  condition.  Was used one season for about two weeks and has been in clean inside storage.   With the correct number of blocks and choker cable it is an excellent winch  for moving large boulders.  I have used up to 6 Warn Blocks at a time, extra cable and choker cable to safely move large builders weighing several tons...
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05 Aug 2018 01:46 PM
0 Replies and 711 Views 5 inch Gold Dredge for sale.  711  0 Started by  lnagel 5 inch gold dredge.   It was in excellent condition when stored several years ago.  I used it for one season for about three weeks.   It has a quality Keen sluice box and power jet, pontoons with frame, twin Honda G200  motors with two Treasure Emporium water pumps. All the motors ran great just before I stored it at which time I drained the oil and gas,  It has been kept inside in clean dry storage   Included is an extra separate 5.5 hp GX 160 Honda ...
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05 Aug 2018 01:01 PM
3 Replies and 37606 Views GOLDIT 1 Chaffee County Question  37606  3 Started by  Samdw1 I have a two inch dredge unit ( no pontoons, but looking for cheap ones). I see the GoldIT1 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...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
16 May 2018 07:29 AM
0 Replies and 1042 Views LDMA Vein MTN May 12-13  1042  0 Started by  freddieb Badly needed get away from the world trip with my boy. Quick overnight trip to LDMA Vein MTN North Carolina. Finally got to run a good test on my new 4 dredge build. It' runs great. Got gold, spent some quality time with my son, and got away from the real world if only for a weekend. Can't wait for the next adventure. Oh there's NO gold at Vein,  Green pan is from Saturday runs, blue from quick Sunday run.          
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15 May 2018 03:54 PM
1 Replies and 2226 Views Keene A53 for 3 Dredge.  2226  1 Started by  northpinesgold We got a Keene A52 sluice for our 3' dredge. Having only run a Goldwell sluice we have no experience with this new one. We run the Goldwell at /- 5 degrees of slope and it works very well.  My question is, should we run the Keene at the same angle or is there another degree of slope /- that works better  We have a Keene P185 pump with a Honda GX200 motor. We run the motor at about 3/4 throttle and the suction seems to be fine. Thanks for your learned input -----------------------...
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by  Samuel WilloughbyJump to last post
14 May 2018 08:54 AM
1 Replies and 9778 Views 2 1/2 Keene powerjet set up  9778  1 Started by  Cmurugbyman A bit of a newbie on the dredgeing thing.  I just got a Keene 2 1/2 powerjet dredge.  I am running it here in Georgia (or will be).   Any recommendations on the inital set up.  Angle on Sluice box  How much throttle   I just need an idea of where to start and then I can go from there....
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
23 Apr 2018 03:58 PM
5 Replies and 50292 Views inexpensive breathing system  50292  5 Started by  Richard367 Does anyone know an inexpensive setup for dredging so I can dive underwater to dredge. I have a small 2.5 inch dredge. My motor would not support a t-80. I can find them but the mean price seems to be 1,100-1,200 and I would like to get a setup for around half that. Any thoughts would be helpful thx!
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by  Roger SleightJump to last post
20 Apr 2018 04:07 PM
4 Replies and 46129 Views 12V Electric Dredge???  46129  4 Started by  keith_ress Has any one tried to make one of the 12V dredges you see on Youtube  if so how well did it work  thinking of trying one with a Johnson 4000 GPH pump with a 2 inch nozzle. 
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
11 Feb 2018 06:44 PM
1 Replies and 11091 Views 3 lay flat for discharge  11091  1 Started by  northpinesgold We have been using a coiled (spiraled) PVC discharge hose on our 3' dredge. It seems to be developing a lot of leaks due to the rocks beating up the hose as they pass to the sluice. It's also really bulky. Would a 3' heavy duty lay flat hose work better Would it be flexible and durable enough to handle the rocks and other stuff the dredge sucks up One big advantage of a lay flat hose is It would certainly be easier to tote the the stream than the hose we are using now.  Thanks for any ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
24 Jan 2018 12:44 PM
5 Replies and 23914 Views Screen a foot valve  23914  5 Started by  PaGroundhog I just bought a used 2' Keene Dredge. I was wondering if I should put a screen around the foot valve, to reduce the hole size even more, or is putting it in a bucket good enough
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
17 Dec 2017 05:33 PM
11 Replies and 19733 Views 3 dredge water  19733  11 Started by  northpinesgold We built a 3' dredge. We went with the Keene P185 pump and the Honda GX200 motor. This baby has lots of giddy up, The water velocity is tremendous, so much so it seems to be overwhelming our sluice. I'm afraid we are blowing gold out the end of the sluice and loosing it.  My question is; how do we tame the velocity of the water and still maintain suction at the nozzle We tried slowing down the motor but we lost significant suction.  Is this just something you have to fiddle wit...
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by  Christine GoldJump to last post
31 Oct 2017 05:45 AM
4 Replies and 8995 Views Keene P90 pump  8995  4 Started by  northpinesgold We are looking at getting a Keene P90 dredge pump. We want to use it for a 3' dredge. Will the 100 GPM that this puts out be enough or do we need to get a larger pump Thanks ------------------------------------ Chris
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by  Christine GoldJump to last post
13 Oct 2017 07:30 AM
4 Replies and 5443 Views Wetsuits  5443  4 Started by  loki258 Just got a new wetsuit from TommyD's Sports, fits like a glove! I highly recommend these suits, the customer service on the phone was excellent. I paid about $150 for the same style that would be about $300 or more elsewhere. I am quite pleased with the quality of the suit and the thought of the design.
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by  ROBERT GALYANJump to last post
19 Jul 2017 04:36 PM
18 Replies and 22843 Views Homemade 4 build  22843  18 Started by  freddieb Ok so here are pictures of my 4 inch dredge build. She is all done and ready for water. The wife named her 'PEBBLES'. She cost $1085.47 not counting the pump which is 2 years old but was bought at Tractor Supply for around $140 so add that to it and its a total of $1225.47 for her. Way cheaper than buying one plus she was made by me and with my design. I ran her last week on a temporary float and the flare and sluice ran great at 1/2-3/4 throttle. Can't wait to get her in a creek in the next wee...
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by  Kayo "joe" BassettJump to last post
09 Jun 2017 07:52 PM
6 Replies and 7135 Views Dredge Hose and Best Place to Acquire  7135  6 Started by  joebob Hi All I'm rehabbing a old 4' Keene dredge and looking for Dredge hose . What the best kind/brand and why do you like it Also what is the best source to purchase or acquire it. What are the lengths to run I know this last is a loaded question but whats the average lengths to use.  I appreciate all the responses thanks for your time.
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
01 May 2017 03:58 PM
2 Replies and 6655 Views Dredge Ban Alert  6655  2 Started by  prospectorjack   Calling all GPAA members, dredgers and prospectors.   New Hampshire HB 591 An act relative to suction dredging in the surface waters of the state.  &91;Bill Text&93; introduced by Rep Lee Oxenham.   This bill will prohibit the use of suction  dredges, highbankers and rockerboxes in the state of New Hampshire. This bill has already passed the house vote and has been referred to the senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. There is yet to be a public heari...
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by  JOHN DORVALJump to last post
30 Mar 2017 03:29 PM
2 Replies and 5570 Views An inexpensive cart, ready made, for small dredges  5570  2 Started by  voodoo  I bought it from Sport's Authority.  Cabelas and Academy Sports carry them currently.  It will also haul and provide the stand for a gold cube and other recirc setups.  
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
30 Mar 2017 04:25 AM
3 Replies and 8019 Views Nearest place from phoenix to dredge?  8019  3 Started by  Micaaa55 I bought a 4iinch Keene dredging setup in 1994,. It is set up on a lightweight pack board, and bought to fit in the back of a Hughes 500 helicopter., used it once in Alaska, but am now moving to Arizona. Where is the closest location to Phoenix where I could use it I would welcome partnering with experienced person in exchange for sharing my equipment. I live on the KENAI Peninsula in Alaska now. mica
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by  MARTIN SOHLBERGJump to last post
26 Mar 2017 09:19 AM
7 Replies and 6645 Views Low Visibility  6645  7 Started by  chiptrip I have made over a thousand scuba dives in my life.  Several, where there was No (I literally had to touch my mask to see my fingers), or extremely low visibility.  Has anyone ever been dredging where the conditions were similar  If so, What considerations should be taken for safety, and for success  What would those conditions do to equipment or would it do anything    Thanks, Chip
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
06 Mar 2017 06:45 AM
6 Replies and 6357 Views New dredge!  6357  6 Started by  TintedSnow Hiya fellas! Well today, I put some money down on my first dredge! Kind of a weird situation. My friend manages a pawn shop and called me up. He hooked me up, $500! But I have not seen it in person yet. I just have a picture of it. Anyone know what kind of dredge this is I know he said that it's a B&G engine with a Keene sluice. Not sure of the size though. Any help would be appreciated! I won't actually get it until I pay the rest off in full, and I have plenty of time left for that since ...
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
21 Feb 2017 04:00 PM
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