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Gus Peppley
Gus is interested in all types of prospecting but metal detecting for gold nuggets is his true passion.

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Articles by Gus Peppley
Extracting & Smelting Your Gold

Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.

February 2013 (Vol. 82. No. 6)
Eolian Placer Gold

I would first like to mention that I am not a geologist. I have, however, spent the last 8 years intently searching for gold nuggets with a metal detector. I have found gold in numerous locations, and in several different types of gold deposits.

February 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 6)
Hot Ground or Large Deep Gold?

While detecting for gold nuggets with a pulse induction machine, most of the signals we encounter have a normal “wee-ooo” sound. However, while swinging larger search coils, the bigger deeper nuggets can produce a...

May 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 9)
Double-D Coils and Their Place in the Goldfields

While gold nugget detecting with a pulse induction machine, most people will be swinging a mono search coil and will have their machine set in all-metal mode. However, the newer pulse induction machines can and will discriminate iron very effectively...

December 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 4)
A Golden Dream Come True

We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.

November 2007 (Vol. 77, No. 3)