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Post Posted: Nov 27, 2016 4:35 pm 
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Now, I suspect everyone is interested in gold, but gold dredges - perhaps not so much.

For the few who may find gold dredges interesting, I have put an article on-line from the October 1941 issue of the Engineering and Mining Journal titled:

"Colorado Attracts Another Large Bucket-Line Dredge" by H.W.C. Prommel

It is an interesting article about a gold mining dredge that operated just outside of Fairplay. The article is at



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Post Posted: Nov 27, 2016 6:56 pm 
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Interesting article, Jim. I never got to see this dredge in operation. It was shut down from 1942 - 1945 (likely because of WWII) and then only operated until 1952 - before my memory. I do remember seeing it before it was dismantled. The Snowstorm Dredge operated until 1976, and was quite impressive to see in operation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NMHFM-361.gif


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