Tom Ashworth's Prospectors Cache

Gold Mining, Treasure Hunting, Metal Detecting, and Pool
Tom's Blog

Tom Ashworth's Hobbies

I created the original Tom Ashworth’s Prospectors Cache in 1994 and it was one of the first gold mining sites on the internet.  As I have gotten older, my hobbies have expanded.  I hope to share with you all the knowledge I have gained over many years as a prospector, treasure hunter, and pool player.

Recent Adventures

Coming Soon!  But for now, enjoy a few pics from the past.

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South Padre Island, TX
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Klamath River, CA
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Klamath River, CA

Tom Ashworth’s Prospectors Cache is all about Prospecting, Treasure, Pool.  Tom will post images of his latest adventures here.  I created the original Tom Ashworth’s Prospectors Cache in 1994 and it was one of the first gold mining sites on the internet. Since that time the site has went through many changes. It includes all of Tom’s Hobbies now.



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Dragline and Bucket Dredges for Gold Mining

The dragline is faded away from being used. Why? They were very complicated and made it difficult to find experienced operators, operating expenses were high,  could not work on all ground, and they limited digging depth capability (they could only use one-third of the boom length).

Still to this day they fascinate me.  I enjoy visiting old dragline and bucket dredge sites.

Floater Dredging for Placer Gold