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by Wiggler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

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

Bingo ! that video is exactly what Im talking about . I am not a hydraulics expert and I wonder, will having a 4 inch supply line ( rather than say, a 2 inch ) increase my pressure / velocity /and or volume at the nozzle. I think it will , water weighs a lot per gallon. BTW , I measured the I.D. of ...
by Wiggler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

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

I could do this on this claim without hookah .........it would only be 4 foot deep or so . I would rather not run a motor if possible .... and I could ... but ....if I need to I have a hookah which runs from an electric motor . I just need to run enough power cord from my generator. But again . I th...
by Wiggler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

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

Jim .... I sent you a P. M . please read it. Thanks . I want to make my sluice as close to water level as possible and not underwater ....to minimize Lift ... slightly underwater is an option . I probably don't NEED a hookah as the water will be only 4 feet deep + or - But ....it seems that hookah w...
by Wiggler
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: California dredging permit's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: California dredging permit's?

If I am over stepping the bounds.... just let me know . I just want to learn to be a better gold prospector. I love prospecting . I do not want to over step my bounds ..... especially in this forum where I am a total newbie . I just love liberty and freedom for all people . I'm just trying to tread ...
by Wiggler
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: California dredging permit's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: California dredging permit's?

Where the New 49er's claims are located ..... I think ...is in an "A" area designation unfortunately ! I hope someone can prove me wrong ! Please....... prove me wrong ! I mean that . Look at this list (in the link below) ..... go to the proper county.... then look up the proper body of water that y...
by Wiggler
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

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

I am guessing that from the top of my claim to the bottom .... that I have a 30 foot drop . there "might" be more drop but I have not measured it ....... I would say a 20 foot solid of elevation drop. 4" pvc pipe ...for 200 foot is cheaper than a dredge. This system might be a little slower , lower ...
by Wiggler
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

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

That video adds a whole new thought ! Thanks for sending . Having a floating sluice would open up many more opportunities for me on my creek . Its just a creek , not a river , but even in the low flow summer months I would have plenty of flow and most likely enough pressure to do that .... and hey ....
by Wiggler
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: California dredging permit's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: California dredging permit's?

Here is a portion of an email that I got from the Calif. Waterboard yesterday in reference to legalizing suction dredging in Calif . Its good info .........but for the most part bad news . ************************************************************************ ( Quote ) Brett, The Water Board was c...
by Wiggler
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

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

Nobody wants to touch this with a 10 foot pole ?? : ) Just asking for educated guesses , opinions . I would never hold anyone to any of their opinions. I just wanted to pose the question to folks who have more experience than I .

Thanks : )

Brett aka Wiggler
by Wiggler
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: DFWs list of "No Dredging Anytime" waterways.
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

DFWs list of "No Dredging Anytime" waterways.

This "might" be old info to some here but to me it was new info . Below is some info that I got from the Calif. Waterboard yesterday . After looking at the list of waterways for Trinity county, it appears that MOST areas will be off limits to dredging even if they legalize it again . Its no surprise...