The Business of Gold Mining in the Bering Sea offshore Nome Alaska
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Underbelly of KY Goldenrod
The KY boys (my Dad and brother) will be making some changes first thing this upcoming season to Kentucky Goldenrod. They will be converting her to a 10" suction dredge boat. In doing so, they will be removing the two 8" suction hoses first. These two hoses will be replaced by one 10" suction hose with a swivel head (to maneuver more easily on the seafloor). We've got the 10" hose in Kentucky now, and it is very heavy and cumbersome. Dad just received the 10 inch power jet and diffuser today and is working hard to figure a way to ship the hose, power jet and diffuser up to Nome (the most inexpensive way). He and Mom are potentially planning to leave early for Nome (in early May). Mom is interested in driving up to Anchorage to see the beautiful scenery along the way (most notably in Banff National Park) along the Alaskan Highway.