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  1. #16
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
    SDC2300, Gold Bug 2 Burlap, fish oil, ACME handbook for TRUE prospectors (unread)
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    First time...weighed down with rocks...ten feet??

    Dude. Slow down.

  2. #17
    us
    Dec 2019
    Chico, Ca
    Garrett AT Gold
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    thanks for the advice buddy
    Goldwasher likes this.

  3. #18
    us
    Aug 2004
    Olympia WA
    Minelab Xterra 70, Minelab SD 2200d, 2.5", 3", 4"and several Keene 5" production dredges, Knelson Centrifuge, Gold screw automatic panner
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    I was dredging on the Klamath River in NoCal some years ago. It was late summer so the water was like pea soup and visibility was about 6 inches at 35 feet. I was basically dredging upside down in a hole with my face on the bottom and I was spotting nuggets when the airline blew off the harness on my back. I was disoriented from being in a headstand and I could not see my bubbles rise or the sun. I climbed the dredge hose back up...close call

    You have to stay calm and have an escape plan in mind BEFORE you go under. I actually practice bailing out of my weights and mask at depth...you learn a lot by doing this.

    Never dive alone
    Always use a reserve tank
    Never tie weights to yourself...one quick release must drop them all
    Always put your air harness on under your weight belt.
    Use only quality pressed fittings and reinforced PVC airlines, Never rubber hose and no hose clamps.
    Consider carrying a small rescue bottle
    Check your gear every day
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  4. #19
    us
    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    First time...weighed down with rocks...ten feet??

    Dude. Slow down.
    Crayfish have to eat to.
    http://www.mylandmatters.org/Maps/GeologyOK/GetMap

    http://www.mylandmatters.org/


    "If the Gold dont care neither do I"
    Shawn Pomrenke

    4" Proline 2" Jobe combo 2.5" Keene 2.5" subbie Drywasher Spiral Wheel Minelab Detector

  5. #20
    us
    Mine President, XPBC, XGIH, GDR, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner/operator.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Dowsing rods
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    995 times
    Prospecting
    Make sure your weight belt is set up for easy removal. I've ran out a bunch of times.

  6. #21
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
    SDC2300, Gold Bug 2 Burlap, fish oil, ACME handbook for TRUE prospectors (unread)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUH ? View Post
    thanks for the advice buddy
    It was not advice. It was a critique.
    Jason in Enid likes this.

 

 
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