Shell Dredging2016-10-23T16:57:05+00:00


The most efficient placer mining method ever deployed

Our 15” Shell dredge is the largest suction dredge in Alaska, 123 ft. in length and 25 ft. wide, setting 3 ft. above water line to deck. This dredge is capable of processing 400 cubic yards per hour and generates 500 KW to run the concentrators and electrical controls.

Electrical Room

Electrical Room

The electrical room is the nerve center and power source for operating the dredge.


Concentrator – Classifiers

The concentrator/ classifier recovery is sufficient to .006 fine. With the reduction ration of 5000 to 1

Control Panel

Control Panel

The control room, where the dredge master operates the dredge, provides a full view of the entire dredge.

Cutter Head


The cutter-head is powered by 5000 PSI and has the torque to dig 2-3” into bedrock.

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Benefits Of Our Jet Suction Dredge Proprietary Technology

  • The most efficient placer mining method ever deployed
  • Increase profitability with lower mining costs
  • Vacuum up gold pockets that conventional equipment cannot reach
  • Dramatically extend your mining season
  • Proven eco-friendly mining method
  • High-tech undercurrent recovery system is excellent at fine gold recovery
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