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Yankee Fork Gold Dredge


IDdesertman

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I took a nice trip to Idaho and Montana a couple weeks back and had a chance to swing by and visit the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge. One of the better existing dredges out there. You can take a tour inside during the day. I missed the "business hours" but still enjoyed seeing it from the outside. I love these old machines! 

There was some heavy equipment working just downstream.. At first I thought that there was some mining going on, but then saw a sign posted by the Forest Service that they were doing work along the river for salmon habitat. They were leaving a small bit of the dredge tailings for "archaeological" reasons and leveling out everything else to rehab the river. 

You can see a few more pictures and some history here: Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

 

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