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Being able to identify natural streambeds is THE primary key to locating high-grade gold deposits. This book provides the most thorough explanation of natural and original streambeds available in any publication on the market today.

In easy to understand language, supported by clear photographs and graphic demonstrations, this book covers ALL of the important information; how gold forms into high-grade deposits; all of the different types of suction dredges that you will see in the field today and how they work; how to get the most from your own dredge’s recovery system; how to operate a suction dredge; how to sample for and develop high-grade gold deposits; the fundamentals of diving and dredging safety; rigging dredges on the water; how to complete your final clean-up and market your gold; and much, much more.

Author, Dave McCracken, recognized worldwide as today’s leading authority in modern small-scale mining techniques, devotes a healthy portion of his summer months introducing others to suction dredging in search of Mother Nature’s richest golden treasures. Dave has put together “Gold Dredger’s Handbook” to cover ALL of the fundamentals that you will need to know to become successful in this exciting and rewarding activity.