A Good Start
July 2011 by Tom LeftwichWe split up in order to cover a larger area and found good color almost everywhere. The bedrock was shallow on both sides of the river, but the inside bend was where we concentrated our prospecting.
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
Much more information can be gained from that single source and gives you ideas on the gravels for dry washing or where the nuggets may lie for metal detecting
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.
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