About Dredge Mining

Dredge mining is a type of placer mining which utilizes a machine which is able to extract gold particles from sand, gravel, and dirt particles by using mechanical methods and water. Due to the heavy nature of gold these machines are able to effectively extract gold from a variety of sediments in a similar principle manner as a large scale gold pan. The original gold dredges of the 1900’s were large multi-story behemoths which were responsible for processing millions of tons of river gravel, however these machines were difficult to maneuver and were prone to malfunction. Today, thanks to technological advances in dredge mining these machines have become extremely viable options for efficient and economically feasible gold production while remaining maneuverable in order to access highly profitable “virgin” gravel banks.