June 2009 by Tom LeftwichWe found a fairly large boulder nestled in the shoreline close to the campsite within a well-known gold drop zone. I thought that it possibly was laying on bedrock, and could very likely hide some gold. We were going to move it and have a look.
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Years later I returned with a new detector with a smaller coil and detector technology more sensitive to smaller nuggets. I found my first nugget within five minutes. I had a second five minutes after that.
Even though there has recently been a decline in the prices for most of the precious metals, an increasing number of amateur prospectors are still finding that prospecting for precious metals is an exciting, enjoyable, and sometimes profitable occupation.
New South Wales is similar to Queensland. The Great Dividing Range runs close to the coast with large forests on the coastal plain. Inland from the mountains are vast grasslands with occasional forests extending to arid plains and desert.
Chances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
While there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...
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