My best dredging outting so far. East Cadron Arkansas

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My best dredging outting so far. East Cadron Arkansas

Post by JOHNIFLY on Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:22 pm

This was one of my best gold catches yet here. Good 12 or so piece clean out. After I posted it I didn't realize I had put the wrong blue bowl cut at the end it was from another cleanup. I guess some how I saved that one over the original. This software is tricky, I'll watch before I post to youtube for now on.


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Post by russau on Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:56 am

John you just fed my need !!! Id suggest that you put your footvalve into a bucket that has been drilled full of small (3/16)holes to help prevent sucking sand into your pump and ruining the seal or worse yet the pump. Nice looking creek!

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Post by JOHNIFLY on Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:35 pm

russau

I actually had one bungeed to it when I first got there. At some point it came undone and washed down creek and never found it. That's actually the second time that has happened so far. It really is a great creek to practice dredging and figuring everything out before I go some where that there is good gold.

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Post by russau on Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:35 am

One of these days the water will go back down and Ill be able to get my 2 inch dredge out there to try it. In the mean time im looking to buy another 4 inch and another two inch dredge plus a highbanker and other misc. equipment and will need to do a road trip to do it! plus im building a 5 inch sub-dredge of my design because I want to and I have all the parts / time to do it! and if it don't workout , Ill atleast be able to say I tried!

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Post by Admin on Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:44 am

John,

When you gonna get out next? We have 2 inches of snow on the ground here at the house and 15F for the low this morning. Up to 23F now.

However, I bet things are totally frozen there in Arkansas... Wink

Maybe do some Civil War metal detecting?

I'd love to see a Trip Report of some sort from out your way....

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Post by russau on Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:04 pm

Well John and all , Ive stopped working on my light weight 2 inch dredge so I could use the pontoons (and extra pontoons) for my 5 inch subbie. I recentlt bought me friends (Leonard Leeper) 4 inch Keene and a 2 inch Keene plus a lot more eguipment and Ive switched the Gold Hog mats over to the 2 inch Keene and ordered the Gold Hog mats for the 4 inch while I was at it. The 2 inch Keene dredge NOW has ALL the options for it. Crash box sluice , flaired sluice , different types of mats and the same engine pump that John has. NOW I just got to get out this Spring / Summer with it all. My new GH mat should be here any day for the fitting into the 4 inch sluice.

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Post by Admin on Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:55 pm

Russ,

Ha. Well..............sounds great!

Can you post some pics of your over the top 2 incher here???

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Post by russau on Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:28 pm

Can do Randy but itll be a couple of days until I can do it!

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