bucket-line dredge

bucket-line dredge

[′bək·ət ‚līn ‚drej]
(mechanical engineering)
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Peter Rich[1] states that for alluvial gold: "A 20 [ft.sup.3] [570-litre] bucket-line dredge is arguably the most efficient mining method ever developed.
Brooks on an |Accident to, and repair of, Dredge 21 at Yuba, California' in which the author outlines the extensive damage done to a bucket-line dredge when the digging face collapsed, and the subsequent $US 4.1 million repair programme.
MacVicar asks |Why use bucket-line dredges and what developments are involved in taking the alluvial mining industry into the 21st century'.