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Australia's First Gold Rush

Gold was found in California a few years before the first official finds were made in Australia. It was on February 12, 1851, that Edward Hammond Hargreaves flashed around specks of gold he’d found in nearby Lewis Ponds Creek and sparked the...

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The Perfect Response


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California Suction Dredging Update


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My hunch was that the gold is coming down the apron, falling off to both sides and into both gulches. I say that because the gold we found previously has the same characteristics and color across the entire area.

Tips for Detecting Nugget Patches


Certainly many other successful nugget hunters have mentioned these methods; hopefully I can add to or clarify these methods.

Melman on Gold & Silver


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