Objectives Upon completing the lesson students will be able to: Describe the stages of gold mining in California (i.e. how during the 1850s miners quickly exhausted the easily obtained placer gold deposits and increasingly relied on more sophisticated and expensive mining technology).
5" Dredge. Our 5" size always has been popular with dredgers who were looking for the perfect balance of portability with higher productivity. Smaller dredges simply can't process as much gravel and the larger dredges require more effort to get into those more remote areas where the richer gold deposits are.