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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2012
    South-Western PA
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    Cheap Dredge?

    I was wondering if anyone knew where I could either buy or make a cheap, simple dredge.

    Thanks

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    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    well that depends on a lot of things. what do you call cheap? what size dredge are you looking for? floating or not? do you have the fabrication skills/tools needed to build a dredge? do you have the knowledge to design what your after? what kind of depth will you be dredgeing? will you need air for diving? theres lots of questions that need tobe answered before anyone to help you .in most cases ive found out that the cheapest/homemade isnt always the best way togo! beleive me,this is firsthand experience from someone thats been there. i wish i had just bought a used dredge when i first started out instead of building one,and i like to make all of my own equipment. id of been money ahead and got more gold from the gitgo than redoing my dredge to make it work differently. but then again,some people just want to tinker around to see if they can make it work.but while your tinkering, you could of been out getting gold!

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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    I have to agree with russau, find a "GOOD" used dredge that will fit what you are looking for and then just up-grade or modify it to you're needs.
    I found a 3" Keene dredge on craiglist last year for a friend of mine, It came with the 6.5hp engine and a T80 compressor with only 20 hours on it. He went to go look at it, and ended up getting it. For $1700.00 he got the dredge with all the hoses, a swivel nozzle, a 7mm wet suit in his size, a regulator with 25' of air hose, pans and classifiers and a gold miner spiral wheel plus more. You just have to spend the time researching and looking.

    Good Luck with what ever you decide.

    jog
    Those Who Say It Can't Be Done Shouldn't Interupt Those That Are Doing It.

  4. #4

    May 2005
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    that was a sweet deal!

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    That was a sweet deal for sure Jog. I would have
    been totally pleased to find a deal like that. Just
    look around Elijah....good deals happen every now
    and then when folks realize that finding gold is
    some really hard work. Gold Nuggets

    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2012
    South-Western PA
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Wow, 1,700 seems like a lot to me, but I don't really know anything about a dredge. I just want one that I. Can set on the bank and run a hose to the river. I only need it to be about 1-2 inches in pipe width. I have an engine that is about 3-5 hp, I'm not really sure of what it is exactly.

    On a different note, would there be anyway to 'waterproof' a shop vac and use it as a dredge? It seems like it would work, but I don't really know.

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    jog
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    You might look into a highbanker with a dredge setup. $1700.00 is less than one ounce of gold!
    Those Who Say It Can't Be Done Shouldn't Interupt Those That Are Doing It.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2012
    South-Western PA
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Quote Originally Posted by jog
    You might look into a highbanker with a dredge setup. $1700.00 is less than one ounce of gold!
    Yes, but I'd you look at $1700 from the eyes of a 15 yr old, it is more than a summers worth of farm work

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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    What kinda money's are you talking about?
    Those Who Say It Can't Be Done Shouldn't Interupt Those That Are Doing It.

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    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Plenty of cheap dredging equipment in kalif---but your jus' toooo far away,hit craigslist and NEVER buy nothing without trying it out in the water first with a experienced miner at your side or your newbie fever will leave ya high and dry and PO'd to the max-tons a au 2 u 2-John

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2012
    South-Western PA
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Quote Originally Posted by jog
    What kinda money's are you talking about?
    Well I have a little over $100 right now, but I plan on helping my dad this summer so I should have more later.

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Quote Originally Posted by elijahhenry10
    Quote Originally Posted by jog
    You might look into a highbanker with a dredge setup. $1700.00 is less than one ounce of gold!
    Yes, but I'd you look at $1700 from the eyes of a 15 yr old, it is more than a summers worth of farm work
    Try these links it is the set up I got and works great.The people at Gold Rush are awsome to deal with

    http://www.goldrushtradingpost.com/inc/sdetail/14453

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PORTABLE-2-5...item35b88166a8

    Happy Hunting
    Jeff
    "If the Gold dont care neither do I"
    Shawn Pomrenke

    4" Proline 2" Jobe combo 2.5" Keene

  13. #13
    us
    Jan 2012
    South-Western PA
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Quote Originally Posted by okbasspro
    Quote Originally Posted by elijahhenry10
    Quote Originally Posted by jog
    You might look into a highbanker with a dredge setup. $1700.00 is less than one ounce of gold!
    Yes, but I'd you look at $1700 from the eyes of a 15 yr old, it is more than a summers worth of farm work
    Try these links it is the set up I got and works great.The people at Gold Rush are awsome to deal with

    http://www.goldrushtradingpost.com/inc/sdetail/14453

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PORTABLE-2-5...item35b88166a8

    Happy Hunting
    Jeff
    I still can't quite make myself justify spending $900 to look for PA gold. I saw on another thread about a gravity dredge? I think it would work perfect for where I'm at, but I can't see that I wouldn't be able to make one for less than $100. Does anyone know where one would be able to find plans to make one?

    Thanks

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    jog
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Look on YouTube, Search gravity dredge.
    Those Who Say It Can't Be Done Shouldn't Interupt Those That Are Doing It.

  15. #15
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    Aug 2011
    Raleigh,NC
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    Re: Cheap Dredge?

    Well here are a few places on the web that can get you informed on the inexpensive means of gold sluicing with a non-motorized suction dredge.



    http://www.akmining.com/forums/showt...GRAVITY-DREDGE



    http://www.oregongoldhunters.com/vie...p?f=127&t=1687


    Best regards,
    Michael

 

 
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