Monday, April 21, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 6)

 (You never know what's waiting for you on bedrock.)

In this post I plan on discussing "plunger" type suction tubes, crevice vacuums, hand (or mouth) operated suction devices, and anything else that comes to mind that fits into one or more of these categories.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 5)

(Even a hand-held medical suction device like this may have potential when it comes to working low-water bedrock.)

In this post I'll continue to discuss various gold suction devices that can be employed to good effect in low-water bedrock conditions such as those currently impacting California and other western states here in the U.S.A.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 4)

 (Going for the gold in California's low-water conditions.)

In this post of the series, I'll be talking about more mining tools and gear that you want to consider when working low-water bedrock situations. A main focus will be on "suction" devices, so let's get started.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 3)

 (You can see the high-water level marks on these boulders that have been left high and dry along the bank of this stream.)

In this post and the next, I'll be talking about a few pieces of small-scale mining equipment and various hand tools you may want to consider if you're going to be involved in working low-water bedrock. Remember, extreme low-water conditions like those currently affecting California and other parts of the western United States offer exceptional gold recovery possibilities for those in the know.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 2)

(A recently recovered nugget from California low-water bedrock.)

With the mining claim and access thing out of the way, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty as it relates to working low-water bedrock. So let's get to it (and while doing so let's pay particular attention to the text passages in bold type).

Friday, April 4, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 1)

 (Low-water conditions along California's South Yuba River. The S. Yuba carries very good gold, especially below the S. Yuba Recreation Area.)

In a previous post I promised to talk about working bedrock during low-water conditions similar to those impacting some of the West's rivers and streams, especially California. So here you go.