Hand Dredges 

Gold can hide down in the deepest part of a crack or crevice or behind a boulder and often is best reached with a hand dredge, also called a "sucker gun" or "suction gun." This gold prospecting tool is ideal for working below the water line when a motorized dredge cannot be used. Legal for prospecting in California! There are NO legal issues with using a hand-operated device, and since it helps you get the gold out of some really tight spaces, a hand dredge is well, handy, when you're prospecting along a river. If you've found a rich spot that is hard to access, the hand dredge can produce some decent gold!

X-Stream Hybrid Pro Hand Dredge  $134

The X-Stream Hybrid Pro represents 2 years of development intended to enhance your prospecting experience. This model is designed to work creeks and streams or totally submersible with the ability to replace the valve gasket in the field.  The new valve is designed to eliminate clogging and spitting (forward flow) while still using our tried and true leather cups.  

Included with the Gold-N-Sand brand hand dredge pump:

  • 6 foot hose
  • 2 gallon "Quick View"  bucket and twist off "Gamma Lid"
  • Three specialty nozzles with extension*
  • Instructions
  • Extra set of valve diaphragms - it's like having two sets of valves at the ready!

3 nozzles are included with this hand dredge:

  • Sniper Nozzle with "Rock Block" reaches into cracks and crevices.
  • Bulk Sand Nozzle- Designed to quickly draw sand and 1/2 in. material.
  • Classifier Nozzle- filters sticks and leaves and gets just the sand #8 and smaller
  • 8 inch extension is included giving you even more reach!
  • The attachment point for the nozzles is 1.25 inch, but the nozzle sizes vary from 1.25 to .75 inch.

Legal for prospecting in California! Gold-N-Sand Hand Dredge is non-motorized and is not subject to SB 670. Documentation is included for CA customers.


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