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by Wiggler
Tue May 28, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Underwater sluicing ........

Well you are probably heading to the claim now . I need to hear that "almost drowned" story ! Yikes. We found enough color to keep us excited . My partner got started on the 2nd day, before I arrived and actually pulled a nugget right off of the bedrock with his gloved hand. I dont see a lot of bedr...
by Wiggler
Sat May 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Underwater sluicing ........

Well , the jet nozzle set up didn't produce enough flow . We put the suction hose at the top of the 4 inch pvc supply line and tied the other end into the sluice . Great suction and flow ! We probably siphoned for about 1.5 hours . Found some colors in each of two pans that I panned. We will siphon ...
by Wiggler
Fri May 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Underwater sluicing ........

I am going to set up the "syphon Sluice" today . Initially I will use 100 ft of 4" PVC down the creek to an 1-1/2" flex hose and then to the jet nozzle and into the sluice. There is a 4" suction hose hooked to the jet nozzle. 10 ft long. If I don't produce enough suction , then I will hook the 4 inc...
by Wiggler
Thu May 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: DFWs list of "No Dredging Anytime" waterways.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: DFWs list of "No Dredging Anytime" waterways.

Yes it is ! Sorry I missed a few letter there in the address : / I would LOVE to see this get some traction ! Its the same sort of thing as Jefferson BUT , Jefferson isnt going about things in a Constitutional manner , that is why they lose in court every time . New California IS going about it base...
by Wiggler
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas

I think you could do this easily, but I do not think you will have enough pressure to operate a suction nozzle on the downstream end of your hose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKbVM_JW3Qs You are very possibly right on the pressure. I love the video you sent , I found others also on youtube . Go...
by Wiggler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas

Yes , you get roughly just under .5 psi per foot of head so your numbers make sense . But .... that is static head , not "moving" water pressure. It does not really account for velocity, momentum of the water. The larger the diameter of the pipe , the less resistance , or "friction loss" that you ha...
by Wiggler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas

That sounds like a great plan . I love your enthusiasm and the love for helpin folks out . I went out to the claim yesterday with my young co-owner. That kid is a work horse and very excited about this. We have a great camp spot and hope to do several weekends there this summer. ( Its only 5-6 miles...
by Wiggler
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Hello all from the Great State Of Texas

Hi Big T ! I also was looking forward to dredging . Got 2 claims and polished the 4" dredge . Then someone reminded me that I was in Kalifornia : / Hey JIM, how are you configuring your floating sluice ? Will you bucket/shovel the material into it OR ?? I am thinking of using my flare jet into my sl...
by Wiggler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: DFWs list of "No Dredging Anytime" waterways.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: DFWs list of "No Dredging Anytime" waterways.

Boy that's a lot of BS there might as well say all rivers and streams are off limits Just another reason why we need to divide from Kalifornistan . Check out newcalifrnia.com I love the concept of the Jefferson state BUT they are not approaching it in a Constitutional method. I HOPE that we can div...
by Wiggler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Happy Camp critters
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Happy Camp critters

I like seeing the horns and that was a BIG bear ; )