|Keene 4" gold dredges are the workhorses of the
industry. A 3" dredge can be expected to process
up to 1.5 - 2 yards of gold bearing gravel per hour* but a 4" dredge
can be expected to process up to 3 yards per hour*, an increase of
50% to 100% in your ability to process and recover gold. Once you are into the gold it is the volume of
gold bearing gravel processed that decides whether an operation is
profitable or not. The Keene 4" gold dredge also gives you a choice
of recovery systems. You can choose a basic sluice box such as is
used on the smaller Keene dredges. This is lighter in weight with
fewer parts and allows for quick, easy cleanups. You can also choose
the famous Keene 3-stage box since the 4" dredge is the smallest
dredge to offer this big dredge feature. The 3-stage sluice offers
enhanced fine gold recovery, and the more hours you operate, the
more important this will be. Keene 4" dredges of course feature their oversize powerjet
with quick coupling system. This dramatically reduces clogging and
in the rare event of a clog, allows for quick and easy access to the
Keene 4" Deluxe Gold Suction Dredge with 3-Stage Sluice
and Full Size Floatation System
Keene's deluxe 4" dredge has all the features of
the larger professional dredges. This is the most popular 4"
dredge in the world! The 4" dredge is ideal for the prospector
requiring a light portable dredge with capacity to move large
amounts of material. Experience the professional 3-stage recovery features
of Keene's larger dredges. Experience fine gold recovery, in a lighter
and more compact dredge that will out-perform any double or
triple sluice on the market. The 4" Deluxe also features a
four piece modular marlex frame and float assembly for
better stability in fast and deep water. The floats have
recessed tool and hardware holders molded in their tops. And
although when assembled you have more floatation than the 4"
Ultra because it breaks down into four separate floats
instead of two each float alone is easier to handle.
However, as good as the frame and floats are it is the
3-stage recovery system that steals the show on the 4"
Deluxe gold dredge.
Features of the Keene 4" Deluxe
3-Stage Gold Dredges
|3 stage sluice box for unsurpassed fine
gold recovery. The best in the business !!!|
|The pump has proven to be the one of
performing pumps on the market.|
|4" floats with built in tool boxes and
drink holders with bottom runners for rocky rivers and fast
|Float frame with handle inserts, ideal
for picking up and carrying dredge through fast water conditions.|
|The adjustable jet flare can be raised
and positioned at frame level for transporting through rapids
and shallow areas.|
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Keene Oversize Power Jet with Quick Coupler System
We have taken the standard Power Jet and
created a more efficient, easy to use and overall
superior jet! The new design involves a slight
enlargement of the jet tube, making it a bit larger than
the interior of the suction hose. The result of this
modification is a smooth, seamless flow from hose to
jet. Rock jams and other obstructions are virtually
eliminating downtime. The quick coupling features two
side mounted snap levers for quick and easy joining.
*Yards per hour are estimates only and
can vary depending on the size and shape of the rocks
and gravel and how hard the material is packed. Operator
expertise has a large impact on the amount of gravel a
dredge can process due to more experienced operators
being more efficient and less prone to clogging the
AMDS has Keene suction dredges for gold and other
valuable minerals. The suction dredge is the best method for the small miner to recover gold from underwater deposits. Gold dredging is a relatively inexpensive method of mining for small one or two man mining operations, and can provide reasonable returns for the hard-working miner.
Keene Engineering is the oldest and largest manufacturer of portable
suction gold dredging equipment.
Note: the State of Alaska requires a permit for all suction dredges
operating in the State of Alaska. See our
Suction Dredging Regulations page for details.
Alaska Mining & Diving Supply is a dealer for
Keene gold dredges.
Contact Us! for more information on how to purchase your new
Keene gold dredge.
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