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Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 2

Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 2:

The Right Approach

by Dave McCracken

Only $10.99
"What every gold dredger should know - Part 2"! Dave McCracken has so much knowledge about gold dredging to share, he couldn't fit it all in one book! Improve your dredging techniques in deep, cold, or fast waters, and learn some handy tips and secrets of the trade. This book is a 5.5" x 8.5" paperback with 224 pages.

Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 2:
The Right Approach
Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
7
    Dedication
9
    Introduction
11
Prospecting for Gold in Hard-Packed Streambeds
17
Production Gold Dredging
25
    Nitpicking
27
    Dredging Helpers
28
Fast Water Dredging
47
    Safety
50
    Panic
52
    Taking Extra Precaution
54
    Operational Considerations
56
    Do's & Don'ts
63
Boulders & Winching
67
    Moving Boulders by Hand
69
    Different Types of Winches
72
    Setting Up a Hole for Winching
77
    Building a Ramp
77
    Feasibility of Moving Boulders
79
    Setting Up a Winch for Operation
80
    Winching Signals
90
    Boulder Slings
94
    Pulling Boulders
97
    Diver's Safety
101
    Double Blocking
102
Cold Water Dredging
109
    Staying Warm
109
    Wet Suits
111
    Dry Suits
112
    Dry Suit Care
113
    Dry Suit Modifications
115
    Suit Repairs
118
    Hot Water Systems
123
    Other Winter Gear
129
    Other Things to Know About Cold Water Dredging
131
    Winter Dredging
132
    Sampling During the Winter
134
    How Tough Are You?
135
Cleaning Up Fine Gold
139
    Amalgamating By Hand
140
    Hypodermic Syringe in Amalgamation
146
    Chemical Retorting
148
    Cleaning Amalgamated Gold
151
    Getting the Most for your Fines
152
Getting Your Dredging Equipment Ready for the Season
153
More Tricks of the Trade
159
Succeeding at a Gold Dredging Adventure
175
    Having the Knowledge
175
    Application
176
    Hard Work
181
    Finance
183
    The Nature of Commercial Dredging Requires a Financial Reserve to be Set Aside
191
    Borrowing
193
    When You Are Into Gold
195
    Positive Stress
197
    Glossary
205
    Other Books by Dave McCracken
225