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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back in Nome for Season 6

Yes, it is true, we are now in our sixth year in Nome!  It has been an excruciatingly physically and emotionally exhaustive couple of years for the Palmerosa Mining crew.  So much has happened and yet also been accomplished!  We are only in Nome, Alaska during the Summer months, but the work doesn't end there.  Back at home in Kentucky tireless, all-consuming-man-hours (12 hour days every day of the week) and immense mental fortitude were spent from late Fall 2015 through all of the 2016 mining season working on JAG and the ROV (remotely operated vehicle); our new mining vessel we call SAM (which we had to 'reinvent the wheel' in regards to).  JAG is the 64.7' x 29' x 7.1 massive structure that the ROV rests upon until lowered to the sea floor for mining remotely (atop JAG as opposed to having a diver manually mining the sea floor).  It is not only MUCH safer (underwater man-hours are ultimately not necessary) but also potentially more lucrative, as reaching greater depths is possible by mining with the ROV.  She's on land in this photo and is currently in transit to the water via the sizable airbags; a very tricky 24 hour-long task.  The BIG question...will she float?  We'll know soon enough!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NOME again NOME again Jiggidy Jig

 Yes, the Kentucky Goldenrod crew is back for the 4th season of dredging for gold in the Bering Sea offshore Nome Alaska. Tom, Tom and Melva arrived late last night and are looking forward to an exciting season of dredging on 'the sea'. 

This year the two Toms (Father and Son) will have a boat to trasnport them to and fro the dredge, which will save a great deal of time.  The plan is to continue dredging around the clock on dredgeable days.  There will be two full crews manning the Kentucky Goldenrod at all times.

Our crew is definatley looking for HELP this summer.  If you are an experienced Bering Sea gold diver, leave a message.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

HELP NEEDED SUMMER 2014 IN NOME

Seeking Experienced Bering Sea Gold Divers
If you have experience dredging for gold in the Bering Sea and are looking for work this upcoming Summer 2014, please send your information my way.  Come work with the Kentucky Goldenrod Crew! EXPERIENCED BERING SEA DREDGERS ONLY!
Please leave us your email and one of us will be in touch soon.  
1wendypalmer3@gmail.com    Thank you.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Seeking Experienced Bering Sea Gold Divers

If you have experience dredging for gold in the Bering Sea and are looking for work this upcoming Summer 2014, please send your information my way.  Come work with the Kentucky Goldenrod Crew! EXPERIENCED BERING SEA DREDGERS ONLY!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Long Time Has Passed



I regret that I haven't been keeping up with my blog.  After all, it is my business to do so.  Please forgive me.  There have been legitimate reasons for me not write and keep you up to speed on the goings on in Nome.  I loved being able to research and report about the dredging business in Nome!  It's exciting stuff...  There are a LOT of ups and downs in the business, and there have been many realizations on my behalf during my time researching it.

Last summer (2013) The Kentucky Boys, on their dredge Goldenrod, actually reaped reward.  I won't say how much, but that they didn't go home empty handed.  They plan to be back this coming summer and are looking forward to getting on the gold again!

The Discovery Channel's Bering Sea Gold is always so awesome to watch and so real in it's depiction of the business of dredging for gold off the coast of Nome.  Congratulations to the Pomrenke's for the incredible year they had in 2013!  From what I surmise, their payoff has been a long time coming, as they've lived and breathed the business for many years.

Not many people have what it takes to be in this business...