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Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 1:
Finding and Recovering Pay-streaks

 
Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 1 Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 1: Finding and Recovering Pay-streaks by Dave McCracken.

If you enjoy dredging for gold, then this book is for you! Dave McCracken tells you all you need to know about pay-streaks; what they are, how they are created, and most importantly, how to dredge them up without leaving gold behind! A smart investment for any dredger. 241 pages of essential information squeezed into a 5.5" x 8.5" paperback.

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Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 1
Finding and Recovering Pay-streaks
Table of Contents

    Introduction
17

Pay-streaks, What They Are

23
    Major Flood Storms
23
    Different Kinds of Streambed Deposits
29
        Tailrace & High Bench Bleed-offs
29
        Pay-streaks
31
        Single Deposits
35
    The General Path of Gold
37
    The Characteristics of Pay-streaks
44
    How the Size of a Waterway can Affect Pay-streaks
49
    The Boundaries of a Pay-streak
51
    Flat Rocks
58
    Natural / Virgin Streambeds
59

Sampling is the Key to Success

63
    Dredge Size
64
    Choosing an Area to Sample
68
    Gathering Data
74
    "No Gold" Reports
81
    Exaggerated Data
84
    Sampling Procedure
86
    Reading Streambed Material
90
    Depth of Material in Sampling
96
    Sampling Difficulties & How to Overcome Them
103
    False Certainties
110

Gold Dredging Procedure

113
    Defining Acceptable Ground
113
    Dredging Up Pay-streaks
115
    Spotty Pay-streaks
131
    Fine Gold Pay-streaks
134
    Wasting Gold
136
    "It Has Already Been Dredged!"
137
    Dredge Sizes & Suction Hose
143
    Fast Water
145
    Fast Water Harness
150
    Maintenance and Repairs
152

Dealing with Gold, Claims, & Partners

153
    Splitting Up Gold
162
    Dealing with Claims
164
    Percentage Deals
167
    Keeping Quiet
170
    Integrity & Gold
171
    Group Dredging
177
    Partnerships
179
    Partnership Deals
180
    Grubstaking
182
    Over-manning an Operation
185
    Watch Out for the Con Artist!
189
        Buying Claims
189
        Buying Used Dredging Equipment
191
        Selling Your Gold
192

Advanced Recovery Systems

195
    Riffles & Classification
197
    Larger-sized Dredges
205
    Triple-sluice Recovery Systems
206
    Double-sluice Recovery Systems
210
    Screened-over Riffles
212
    High-grade Riffles
215
    A Few Other Points on Recovery
216
        Dual Eductors & Gold
216
        Flared Jets & Gold
218
        Alaskan Dampers
219
        Miner's Moss
219
        Sun Screen Riffles
220
    Glossary
221

 

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