FAQ – Geology Directory

Dredging for Gold

Gold – The heightened competition to locate new gold deposits has explorers getting creative on where and how they conduct their search. Large-scale placer mining operations benefit from gold dredges as a means to dredge large quantities of sediment from the bottom of water bodies.

Placer Gold Deposits

Gold – Lode gold is the most significant source of gold in the world; however, with the price of gold skyrocketing, other deposits have become an attractive exploration target. Placer gold mining, once a hobbyist undertaking, can be a profitable business for both individual prospectors and mining companies.