Yuba Gold Dredge No. 17 works its way across the Deep Reserve Area on behalf of Cal Sierra Development Inc., digging gravel from its bow with a belt of buckets, sifting out fine-grained gold and heavy minerals, and dumping the rest out the stern with its high stacker. Launched in 1918 and refurbished twice, it makes the damnedest noise you ever heard. Photos by Andrew Alden

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golddredge17 7 March,2013Andrew Alden