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1 Replies and 6209 Views Fairbanks AK dredge trip  6209  1 Started by  cowboybrj81 I am finally going to get to do some Alaska dredging this summer and am looking for anyone who can give me advice or even take a few days off and wash some dirt with me in Jun.  I have a 2' suction dredge (I have never used it but it is brand new, hence the need for help) and will be looking for a trip from the 17th to 19th of Jun.  Any help/advice or hot spots to hit (I plan on going to the GPAA claim near Circle) would be greatly appreciated.  Ben J. 
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by  John FlynnJump to last post
05 Jul 2019 03:42 PM
1 Replies and 394 Views River dredging studies  394  1 Started by  49erAuMiner@gmail.com Good afternoon All, I've read that some states have done scientific studies on the affects of dredging. I dont remember where I saw the study. Can someone point me in the direction where I can re-read those studies by States that show dredging does not have negative affects to river ecosystems. Thank you in advance for showing me some potential studies.... Thank you. Jeff
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
02 Jul 2019 06:54 PM
1 Replies and 473 Views Dredging in Indiana  473  1 Started by  sydneyruth@yahoo.com Are there any public areas where you can use a dredge and/or sluice box Looking for directions, crossroads, landmarks, etc. We are not from the area so we don't have any idea where to start. Also, anyone know anything about prospecting in the Brown County State Park We've panned in Morgan Monroe, but don't want to haul all of our equipment (pumps and sluice) if we can't find anywhere to use it. Thanks all!
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by  Richard HerbertJump to last post
25 Apr 2019 08:22 PM
3 Replies and 309 Views United Power PT300  309  3 Started by  Twinlynn13@gmail.com http://unitedpowerworldwide.net/trash-pumps/aluminum-trash-pump/ Does anyone know if i could use this pump On a dredge I know most 4' dredges prefer 85 psi. This pump can do 15k gph but doesnt Give its psi assuming because its a trash pump. I bought a brand new one at auction for $275. Thoughts
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
15 Apr 2019 07:09 PM
4 Replies and 925 Views Can I Dredge This Year?????  925  4 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
21 Mar 2019 06:51 PM
12 Replies and 54763 Views Leveling the Keene 2 Gold Buddy Dredge  54763  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 2611 Views Length of Classifier plate  2611  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 3364 Views 1.5 Lay flat hose.  3364  6 Started by  chris@northpines.us 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 874 Views Need some advice.  874  3 Started by  chris@northpines.us 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 930 Views For Sale. Gas powered portable 8000lb cable winch  930  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 1644 Views 5 inch Gold Dredge for sale.  1644  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 38020 Views GOLDIT 1 Chaffee County Question  38020  3 Started by  samwill073@gmail.com 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 1257 Views LDMA Vein MTN May 12-13  1257  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 2575 Views Keene A53 for 3 Dredge.  2575  1 Started by  chris@northpines.us 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 10162 Views 2 1/2 Keene powerjet set up  10162  1 Started by  Jjjaaaccc@hotmail.com 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 50728 Views inexpensive breathing system  50728  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 47192 Views 12V Electric Dredge???  47192  4 Started by  keith_ress@msn.com 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 11421 Views 3 lay flat for discharge  11421  1 Started by  chris@northpines.us 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 24285 Views Screen a foot valve  24285  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 20490 Views 3 dredge water  20490  11 Started by  chris@northpines.us 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 9415 Views Keene P90 pump  9415  4 Started by  chris@northpines.us 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 5763 Views Wetsuits  5763  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 23465 Views Homemade 4 build  23465  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 7951 Views Dredge Hose and Best Place to Acquire  7951  6 Started by  joebiggidybob@yahoo.com 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 7142 Views Dredge Ban Alert  7142  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
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