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2 Replies and 4787 Views Dredging out by Stanton?  4787  2 Started by  crocodile1 This year the wife and I were out poking around, not at camp, just out S/E of Decision corner, and we saw a guy in one of the washes dredging. We just had some pretty good rain and some of the washes were running. We have a little 2 1/2' triple dredge, and I was thinking of bringing it out when it's too wet to drywash and give it a try. Has anyone on here done it before We do belong to a couple other organizations, so there are plenty of washes to try, but just curious if it is worth it, or ...
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by  JOSEPH PEARSONJump to last post
09 Nov 2015 03:20 PM
12 Replies and 7066 Views 2015 October Loudmine LDMA Outing Loudmine, GA  7066  12 Started by  jim@brazosbendelectric.com Anybody been to an outing at Loudmine and brought there own dredge , or is the dirt provided better than the dredging out there  
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by  JIM SHANNONJump to last post
07 Nov 2015 06:32 PM
0 Replies and 3285 Views Idaho Boise Dredge partners or team  3285  0 Started by  hotwheelsboise@juno.com I'd like to meet a few other people interested in dredging within a few hours of Boise.  Just more fun and productive with several people.   Been dredging for about 5 years and prospecting 10. Looking for others with the fever too....my family is immune. I have several dredges. Water starting to get cold but, I think a few more trips can be made this year.
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01 Oct 2015 12:05 AM
1 Replies and 7061 Views Dredge ID  7061  1 Started by  lkemble@charter.net    I acquired a old Keene 2' dredge with a crash box.  It has 3 or 4 riffles and then about a foot of what looks like 2' expanded metal and is attached to the riffle piece.  ANY Idea of how old this is   will attempt to post a photo later. 
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by  FRANK L BENNETTJump to last post
04 Sep 2015 11:38 AM
2 Replies and 7521 Views URGENT CALL TO ACTION  7521  2 Started by  Brad Jones California legislators need to hear from miners tonight or tomorrow morning because Senate Bill 637 goes up for a vote today or tomorrow. Urge your representatives to VOTE NO on this bill: http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers  Find your representative. Make a call. Send an email. Your rights and your future as a prospector and miner are at stake.  Go to StopSB637.org
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
03 Sep 2015 06:34 PM
0 Replies and 4599 Views Golden Back Achers(correction) in Libby Montana  4599  0 Started by  robin.gambeto@gmail.com Anyone who has dredged on this claim please message me back. Thank you, Robin
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11 May 2015 01:48 PM
0 Replies and 6081 Views California Suction Dredge Mining Senate Hearing 4-29-2015  6081  0 Started by  AlienAmerican We had GPAA, AMRA, PLP, etc, etc, etc members from all over the state fighting for our rights.   https://youtu.be/bP3e-A4nfSM    
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01 May 2015 10:27 AM
6 Replies and 22144 Views Miners moss VS Carpet?  22144  6 Started by  cowboybrj81 I have a 3' gold king dredge/highbanker combo and need to replace the carpet.  I was wondering which is better since I need to buy new matting, I was thinking of going with gold hog matting.  Also when switching from carpet to miners moss do you need to do any modifications to the riffles  Just looking at it I dont see how the moss will fit as it seems much thicker than carpet.  Just looking for some input! Thanks! Ben J. 
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by  DENNIS JANKAJump to last post
27 Apr 2015 10:06 AM
3 Replies and 8393 Views Randy Dredging the Ark with John - 5 & 6 Apr 15  8393  3 Started by  C-17A Hey all you GPAA prospectors... O.K.  O.K.  High time for something a little different, a little more 'fun' than just panning & sluicing... How about a Trip Report on 2 days of suction dredging on John's claim here on the Arkansas River, here in High Kolorado, about 8,500 feet elevation  Hope you enjoy the 'gold adventure' as much as we did!   I had been pondering some serious sluice box mods to my Keene Ultra Mini 4 inch suction dredge since last August, when ...
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by  Paul LoulyJump to last post
21 Apr 2015 02:16 PM
2 Replies and 10338 Views dredging around fairplay co.  10338  2 Started by  jlsupply@yahoo.com trying to find areas that i can dredge in the fairplay area that are a gpaa claim or a claim that is a shared usage. also looking for a area that is dredging permitted in the area. if any one knows of a private claim owner that will allow a weekend, or one week use. thanks John Leahy
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by  JOHN LEAHYJump to last post
21 Apr 2015 10:12 AM
7 Replies and 8990 Views Buoyancy Compensators ?  8990  7 Started by  walker87 Has anyone used buoyancy compensators (bc) such as the ones for scuba I have been contemplating the best approach for a dredge site i have in mind where their are vertical walls on both sides and fairly deep water. To get to the site i would have to set upstream and float in. was thinking this would make an easier way to come up for a break or to check the box. scenes scuba is a high presser system would you have to modify the way the BC inflates just throwing it out their i alway shave crazy ...
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by  TED TUPITZAJump to last post
01 Mar 2015 11:32 AM
0 Replies and 4751 Views Dredging in PA.  4751  0 Started by  Fishroper828 I know a permit is required to dredge in PA. Has anyone ever gotten one. Is the state a pain to deal with when it comes to getting one.
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15 Feb 2015 03:10 PM
3 Replies and 10494 Views Dredge Adjustments  10494  3 Started by  lkemble@charter.net I have a 2' Keene Dredge with a crash box sluice on It. When it runs the weight of the water brings the end of the sluice down near the water. That point is can be adjusted by moving the sluice on the dredge frame. Question is how much or how many inches should the end of the sluice be above the water
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
13 Jan 2015 03:57 PM
3 Replies and 9228 Views Advice on Gold King 3 dredge  9228  3 Started by  cowboybrj81 Ok, so there I was driving home from a family road trip of over 4500 miles and on craigslist I see a 3' Gold King dredge highbanker combo for sale in Wichita, so i buy it for $500  (motor and pump included). It looks well used but in ok shape I notice it is missing the coupler for the dredge hose to the box, which is my first question, where can i get a replacement fitting  I guess it would have to be a four inch to three inch for the plastic hose to fit.  I have attached a photo...
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by  Benjamin JacksonJump to last post
04 Jan 2015 07:38 AM
2 Replies and 8175 Views Inflatable VS Marlex Pontoon  8175  2 Started by  walker87 I'm looking at getting a Keene 2' Backpack Dredge and can't decide on the pontoons.  i generally prospect in remote steep mountain terrain so the less trips in and out is better. The inflatable sound ideal for this but not shire if they would be a pain during assembly.  Any thoughts would be great help.
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by  JAMES PEACEJump to last post
30 Nov 2014 01:51 PM
1 Replies and 3754 Views Brandon Rinehart case  3754  1 Started by  Brad Jones &60;&115;&116;&121;&108;&101;&32;&116;&121;&112;&101;&61;&34;&116;&101;&120;&116;&47;&99;&115;&115;&34;&62; P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } &60;&47;&115;&116;&121;&108;&101;&62;  In the seemingly unending saga of California’s statewide ban on suction dredge mining, the State of California has petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District decision in favor of Brandon Rinehart. The state...
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
18 Nov 2014 04:14 PM
0 Replies and 4921 Views Partnering-up!  4921  0 Started by  co.ilm@hotmail.com I have some basic prospecting equipment, excellent electronic equipment for detecting on land and water & a 4x4. Located in the Sacramento area. Would like to team up with someone compatible.
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25 Oct 2014 02:56 PM
0 Replies and 3544 Views Need dimensions of the new keene 8 over size power jet  3544  0 Started by  bebopgeo@gmail.com I would like the dimensions of the new keene 8' over size power jet to check it with the old one if any one has them like the OD and ID of the power jet tube and length from where the suction hose stops in the clamp to the end of the tube and the size of the orifice in the water lugs the two lug type they start at 3' and go down to 1.5' ID. I think the old ones did anyway so if they made the power jet tube bigger thin the lug orifice should be bigger too
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06 Oct 2014 12:55 PM
3 Replies and 4045 Views The science of dredging and mercury  4045  3 Started by  Brad Jones Here are three must-watch videos for anyone who wants to understand the science of mercury and dredging. The videos feature retired EPA scientist, Claudia Wise, who is not only a GPAA member but a suction dredge miner based in Oregon. She and Joseph Greene, also a retired EPA scientist, GPAA member and suction dredge miner in Oregon, have done great work in educating others about the BENEFITS of suction dredge mining and debunk the myths about mercury: http://youtu.be/qM0LdWmKtlolist=UU...-9q9...
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
06 Oct 2014 11:49 AM
4 Replies and 6876 Views dredging outside of california  6876  4 Started by  beatupau Hey all, I know i miss coming down to California to dredge and hang out with friends,(still get to do that metal detecting) but i sure miss working underwater and working the python, but i still get to work some small streams up here northeast of the golden bear state, we don't find big gold as a rule but you do get a lot of small course gold, I do try and help out with the legal battle as much as i can (support the PLP and other Organizations as much as you can) but i just wanted to share some ...
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by  BRET BATEMANJump to last post
26 Sep 2014 02:54 PM
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