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20xwater
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From: Bathurst, NSW
Joined: 05 March 2014
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05 June 2021 09:47 pm

Normally I figure things out for myself but when ya grab a shovel of ground down deep in water ya lose half of it on the way up.
I'm wondering if there is a possible shovel shape or maybe a super fine mesh edge like a net that could be engineered?

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7.62marksman
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From: On the road, NSW
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05 June 2021 10:42 pm

You dont get as much but i use a trench shovel as it has high sides if that helps


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casper
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From: Boonwurrung country, VIC
Joined: 12 May 2013
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05 June 2021 11:22 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

You dont get as much but i use a trench shovel as it has high sides if that helps

X2 on the trench shovel, I've used one for ever....


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20xwater
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From: Bathurst, NSW
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05 June 2021 11:39 pm

Cheers fellas, I don't have the issue now but where I'm going next it will be..

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bumdags
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Joined: 30 August 2017
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06 June 2021 09:03 am

I have a trenching shovel with the gap at the back welded up for smaller crevices and a standard plumbing shovel(has a good point and a low a spot on it) for bigger areas

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limpalot
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From: East of Wodonga vic
Joined: 31 July 2015
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06 June 2021 09:28 am

I have an ordinary shovel and folded the sides up, like a trench shovel but wider. Works well.

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Mackka
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From: Brisbane
Joined: 18 February 2014
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06 June 2021 10:25 am

I use a pelican pick, nothing falls off and it’s a good amount of dirt.
Mackka

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SWright
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From: Wodonga, VIC
Joined: 15 October 2013
Posts: 336
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07 June 2021 11:41 am

I use an ordinary shovel and lift slowly. works well. Any little bits that may fall off I get with a yabbie pump when finishing that spot.

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Edi
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07 June 2021 09:49 pm

I've often designed in my head a (preferably) two piece medium handle fiberglass shovel with ability to take a multitude of heads for various common prospecting applications from running up different width crevices to digging down deep trying to extract maximum material, perhaps with attachable wings above the blade to shield material from being swept off in a current. And everything in between...
Useful for snake handling also
I'm only into two piece as walking up the river with buckets on a backpack is one thing, doing with a shovel makes us look like pot growers where I am, heat I don't need

Sing out if anyone sees anything marketed like this. Obviously would have to very well made to be of any use.

Keen to see any pics of customized shovels for wet digging


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