Successful Dry Washing by Jim Straight

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Successful Dry Washing

During the early days of the Great Depression, Jim spent much of his first five years of life in several Nevada temporary mining camps: first at Mule Shoe, north of Pioche; then later at Osceola, southeast of Ely. Here, at the age of seven (in 1937), Jim helped drag sagebrush to a fire used to dry damp dirt for drywashing.

Persisting in his early childhood dream, Jim graduated in 1954 with a B.S. Degree in Geological Engineering from Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno.

With five decades of practical hands-on experience in drywashing in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, extending into the 1980's, plus his years of experience as a geologist and soils engineer, Jim is eminently qualified to write this "how to" booklet, "Successful Drywashing." He introduces old and new techniques, tips, and tricks necessary for effective gold recovery for everyone drywashing out in the desert.

Within this nontechnical, easy-to-read booklet, Jim relives and shares some of his early drywashing experiences and the evolution of drywashing machines. This booklet is rich with information to help solve your drywashing problems.

Illustrations, tables, charts, and a bibliography are included.