Gold Dredging

Clamshell Dredge

The grab, or “ clamshell ” type of dredge, consists of a self-filling and discharging scoop or bucket, with the necessary engine power for working this from a crane. Well-known makers of this form of dredge are Messrs. Rose, Downs, & Thompson, Limited (see illustration), and Messrs. Priestman Bros. Both firms recommend, for this purpose, … Read more

Siberian Sluice

The Siberian Sluice and the apparatus at Voltchanka, which may be taken as a type, consists of a head sluice and three secondary sluices, which are placed at right angles to the head sluice, and which leave it at different points and converge to a common centre, where the tailings are discharged. The head sluice … Read more

How Does a Gold Dredge Work

To understand How Does a Gold Dredge Work, we may want to start by looking at California or Alaska. Gold dredging in now practised on the rivers of California, has is now superseded river mining. In river mining, an entire river was frequently deflected from its course so as to lay bare a section of its bed. … Read more