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  1. #1
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    Dec 2011
    Washington Co. Al
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    1st Dredge Set Up

    I received my Gold Grabber 4" Dredge last week. It came with carpet in the upper section then a 2" gap with nothing (called a nugget trap) then carpet in the lower section. This dredge has a flared sluice end. I used it twice last week and did catch some fines but I don't know how much I lost either. Just started running the concentrates thru the blue bowl last night. I am considering taking the carpet out of the upper section and put in rubber mat. Opinions? Anyone else have experience with the Gold Grabber Dredges by Alan Trees?

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  2. #2
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    Mar 2012
    Idaho
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    If rubber mat worked better, Alan would have put it in. He knows his dredge designs. If you're working with flour / flood gold, adjust the throttle so that you're getting suction, but not overpowering the sluice box. Flour / flood gold doesn't like fast water. If you're into nuggets / pickers then, throttle up!
    Bob
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  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    that's a very nice rig ... that dovetail sluice should catch fine gold . Alan has good designs.Underburden gave good advice. I would leave it as is .
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2011
    Washington Co. Al
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    Prospecting
    Thanks guys. Just wanted to check opinions since I have a whopping 3 trips experience of dredging. Read so much on forums of gold hog matting, miners moss, carpet, mats etc so just checking. Definately was catching flour and flood gold last trip so will leave as is. Was running about less than half throttle and plenty suction
    Semper Fi
    Keven

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    flour and flood gold , sounds like your definitely in the ball park. now get on some pickers !
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2011
    Washington Co. Al
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    1 times
    Prospecting
    Did 2 cleanups ended up with 4 gal of cons. Classifying down 4 sizes and run thru bluebowl then realized why didnt I run those cons thru my le trap sluice to reduce the cons? Do that next time
    Semper Fi
    Keven

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2011
    Washington Co. Al
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    Prospecting
    Larger little pile is total so far from 2 trips dredging and 2 trips sluicing.Little stuff by side of pan from last trip dredging.

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    Keven

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    I think your set up is running good. you have some decent fines .once you get on the pay streak pickers will soon follow. there is good color in Ala.
    no matter where you go,there you are!

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  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2011
    Washington Co. Al
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    Prospecting
    Ok you guys were right. Left dredge as it was with carpet. Spent about 4 1/2 hrs dredging in central Al. with kilnmaint. Lots of little specs

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    Keven

  11. #11
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    Mar 2007
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    That's a nice dredge...... Looks to be working fine
    Carpet always works good on fines just a little more work to clean.

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