Sniping - tools or techniques to expose bedrock

Cccc

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Feb 3, 2022
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Hi,

Here’s a question regarding sniping. Do you have any tips on tools or techniques (dredge excluded) to help exposing bedrock when it is covered with a layer of rocks and gravel? I find it tedious to expose it when the material keeps falling back into the pit when removing it by hand.

(screenshot taken from this YouTube video)

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russau

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One thing I used was a small tool that is called a "chip hook " that machinist's use to remove small metal chips that get stuck in weird spots .....You could use a hacksaw blade and grind a hook into the end of the blade to slip down into the tight cracks that hide gold .Simple tool to make.
 

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Nice job on the Vid. That place is just begging to be dredged :goldpan:
 

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