Gold Dredge 8 arrived in the Goldstream Valley in 1928, it had a steel hull, 99 ft.long & 50-ft. wide & was efficient in recovering gold. Bucket-lines were used to dig, each bucket line consisted of 64 buckets & were pinned together in a chain, each bucket weighing 1,500 lbs & could hold 6 cubic ft. of gravel. The bucket-line could dig to a depth of 28 ft. & had a top speed of 22 buckets per minute. It was capable of processing over 6,000 cubic yards of material in a 24 hour shift.
All four of us got a chance to pan some gold, not somethng I'd take up for a living, I got mostly wrinkled fingers, Pete got more gold than I did. Roger & ReeAnn also found some gold....lets just say what we all got...wouldn't buy a weeks worth of groceries....but we had fun.
NOPE ! We're not rich....but love our station in life. We're rich in family & friends