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  1. james a.

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    I have a gpr that I am still learning.But I see it picks up black sand and minerals as if it were metal.If there was actual metal compared to mineralization or placer.The edges will be sharper on the screen. After reading all the comments and putting them together,perhaps I may have wasted money on it. Never know though,it may come in handy for something.
  2. Over an ounce a pound.Sounds too good to be true.
  3. Look like a cute baby walrus.Nose is much too flat an wide for a sea lion.Real cute!
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    Salmon Populations Declines?

    We live in an area where there are 4 differant types of salmon.Since I have grown up here,I have seen a decline an jump back from each of these salmon.With no dredgeing here during that time.I`m am the only one who has a 4in dredge here an I recently got it a couple years ago. So I agree,that it is not the dredgers that are makeing a decline,it is natural from somewhere else.Too vast of an ocean to determine what it really is though.Someone would hafto fallow them from fry,to return of the river.
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    Water Pump Wheel Kits

    Baby Cairage.Sounds silly yagh.The kind with 3 big wheels you see wemon running their little ones on.They are lite,big wheels,an can carry a heavy load for there frame.I have sat in them an when my kids grew up.They still road around an play the hell out of it.It was still kicken when I threw it away.I rode in it myself an I way 166 lbs my kids had no problem pushing me. So baby your little engine an buy your baby cairage TODAY!
  6. Yup all over.Here in alaska.July 15th was the deadline to dredge recreational.Now it is going to be june 25th.Maybe that is only in my small town.4in dredge.The only one in town with a dredge,fish an game made a deadline for pink salmon. My litle 4in dredge,sound like it will distroy the ecosystem according to fish an game.They are the ones here who control the permits.Oh well.I put my 10.00 bucks in for the bottom of the ninth anyway.
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    Gemstone Geology

    Would be nice to learn how an find some thing around ak.We live not too far from some old volcano`s.Kept my eye out.But no real prospecting for them.
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    I Want Your River Trash

    How to fight the good fight?Usually,things go to court an miners would need to be reprisented by a lawyer.To enforce would be to have some kinda cop ,an how would dredgers have some kinda dredging cop to uphold an help the dredger? I am no brainiak,so I would not be a lawyer type,I am more physical an was a sgt.In the infantry scouts. Everyone I am sure would like to help with other dredgers.But without lawyers an enforcement.What would you suggest?
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    Gravel Transport

    Some of them tree huggers must be married,they must be wearing a ring that has gold on it.Cell phones need gold wemon want gold an the government needs an uses gold. How would that be possible without the minor?Small scale dredging has bin proven to help the fisheys.Human nature,people just need something to fight over an win since we were litle kids.It just gets more intelagent as we get older. Good luck California.
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    Gravel Transport

    Shucks.Trying to find gold so I can quit my day job.
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    Gravel Transport

    Shhhhh.Bill!You said something on the internet!
  12. Start off making your hole wide from the top,throw your rocks downstream behind you.I just use a small anchore tide to my dredge.When I want to adjust where I want my hose to be,nice an straight as possible.Just hafto throw the anchore in the position you want your dredge.Trying to dig straight down does make it more difficult from cave ins an haveing to throw your rocks behind you when your in a tight hole.
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    Why Are Dredge Sluices So Short?

    That 4 inch proline I got from amds,I would not change a thing.Had to buy a swivel nozzle,but that is worth it.To me,a bolt in that nozzle would make it cheeper.3 stage sluice is perfect. I would just change the bolts from the flare an put them on the sluice box.Seems it would be easier to bolt on the flare.Instead of going undernieth the sluice to bolt it together. No need to lengthen the sluice on that one beutifull litle dredge.Oh!I said I would not change a thing.Lol.Just reverse the bolts holding the flare.
  14. Sounds like lotsa fun!Rivers still frozen on the west coast an can still snowmachine on the river.Hope it gets warmer soon,record cold for springtime in fairbanks.Well that what it say on the news. Tough Man!Keep driving.
  15. Rodger that rotgrub.Eventually,evan a pawn can checkmate a king!