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March 2016 by Chris RalphCan a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
And we eventually reached gold. It was a winding crevice of beautiful white quartz lined with small nuggets and loaded with fine gold. There were flakes and small granular pieces—there had to be a hundred or more.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
He began hiking my way and was as astonished as I was when he saw it. Another high five moment! It makes you wonder how long this gold had just been sitting there on the ground.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
My wife Dorothy has always enjoyed tent camping. She thought she was really roughing it at established campgrounds until I convinced her to take a trip with me to drywash for gold in a remote corner of an arid desert wilderness...
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