Bedrock Nugget Hunting: Tools of the Trade
January 2018 by Jack Geck
As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.
I have always enjoyed finding things. As a kid and up through college I searched for arrowheads, rocks and fossils. One day I saw an ad for a metal detector in a magazine, and a week later I was digging up everyone’s yard...
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
The Nevada Senate introduced SB108 in 2009 to prohibit PVC piping utilized by miners to stake mining claims.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
The first experience involved an overgrown gold mine operated during the 1880s. A razed mill adjoined the mine and could be glimpsed from the isolated public dirt road I was traveling.
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