i am going to buy a dredge around the end of the month i have seen the ones that floats on water and the ones that stand in creek like a highbanker which one is best i know this depends if u are in deeper water i have never went dredging before i guess like everything else you learn on ur own any help on what type of dredge is best is good to know
It depends on where you will be using your equipment. A dredge, high banker combo is good for dredging in shallow water and can also be used as a high banker. I think most manufactures sell float kits for there combos,I know Proline does. I would suggest you hook up with someone on this forum that has a dredge and try before you buy.Dredges for the most part are not cheap and if you do buy one cheap there is usually a reason. Wes
Santee is that your only transportation, or do you have a truck? I went with the gold grabber dredge because it's made specifically for the fine gold. But everyone likes their different makers for a reason.
I have a 3" Keene backpacker and I wish I had bought the 4" may be more weight and money but it moves so much more material. The time you will save on just moving the small rocks trough the 4 makes it better. If you don't like being underwater buy you a comb dredge. I love been under water even in 6" of water. No need to buy a floater if you don't get air with it. And as far as backpacking this beast forget it. You will need a truck or trailer or both to get your rig moved around
Post by cabarrusgold on Aug 9, 2013 7:26:25 GMT -5
Good commits here about dredges. Try before you buy. Go with someone and ask questions. Watch the operation, the clean outs, etc and you will get a good feel as to what is needed. Just getting a dredge is not enough. You will need extras.
4-5 buckets for cons Main clean out bucket (concrete mixing pan) Gloves Long arm gloves for colder water Anchors for dredge Rope to tie off dredge Pry bars to move rock Shovel to remove tailings and over burden Gold Pan to test with Waders or dive suit Gas can for dredge
Once you get past your arm length, you will need to consider going under... Bed rock is normally 3+' deep and where the big gold is.
Dive mask Dive belt Hookah rig Air compressor on dredge
So... understand what you want to do first then decide which direction you will go.
Many locations require 4x4 vehicles to get into location. Winch may be needed to remove rocks to getting vehicle out of mud, etc.
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