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September 2014 by Chris Ralph• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
I picked up a noticeably heavy, fist-sized chunk of what I thought was a heavy piece of iron. After wiping some of the dirt and clay off, I still didn't know what on earth this object was.
NOI or POO for small backhoe
Many friends have come up to my locale to detect for gold. I am writing this article hoping that it may help anyone who uses a detector to prospect for gold nuggets.
A while back I was given a very special opportunity to take my metal detector to one of the most famous gold mines in all of California, the Original Sixteen to One mine in Alleghany.
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
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