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by Tall Tom
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: This Coming Season
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: This Coming Season

It's kind of hard to plan when everything's up in the air on whether or not we're going to be able to do anything on the dredging front. Also now we can't even work our claims because it's illegal to even drive up to them pretty much
by Tall Tom
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Suction Dredging Unlikely this Season in California or Oregon
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Suction Dredging Unlikely this Season in California or Oregon

I'm just hoping we can dredge this year, last year I was able to get an ounce I moved about 6 yards of material through my stream sluice with buckets. Took me about 4 days and a lot of hard work. I'd really like to be able to dredge again. this year I think I'm going to use a gravity feed so I can a...
by Tall Tom
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Suction Dredging Unlikely this Season in California or Oregon
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Suction Dredging Unlikely this Season in California or Oregon

I only asked because the post was from June last year
by Tall Tom
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Suction Dredging Unlikely this Season in California or Oregon
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Suction Dredging Unlikely this Season in California or Oregon

Any news about dredging permits for 2020?
by Tall Tom
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: California dredging permit's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

California dredging permit's?

Any news yet? I haven't seen anything posted on the water board website yet.
by Tall Tom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Mining on the Salmon River
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Mining on the Salmon River

I used to have a claim up past the ranger station, but Clinton took my claim and a bunch of other ones and turned it into wilderness back in 1996. Really sucked because when I was dredging it I was averaging about 2 ounces a day.
by Tall Tom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Mining on the Salmon River
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Mining on the Salmon River

That sucks, what's the point of even owning a claim with mineral rights that you aren't allowed to retrieve. Plus you have to pay yearly to keep the claim, they keep the money and don't let you mine.
by Tall Tom
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Mining on the Salmon River
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Mining on the Salmon River

I own a claim on the Salmon River, haven't done anything with it since 2009. I am hoping that we can dredge this year. But I was wondering what are we allowed to use to mine right now? Highbanker?, Mini Trommel? Stream sluice? I can't understand the definitions of the type of equipment allowed aside...