Contrary to Rumors, Couple Will Keep the Saddle Ridge Hoard
April 2014 by Scott HarnSome media outlets have speculated the hoard of coins came from a theft at the old US Mint in San Francisco that was reported in 1901.
Digging in the right spots will produce excellent results, like this group of nuggets taken by the author while metal detecting during the last few months. The biggest nugget is over an ounce.
I am learning more about gold deposition in this area than I knew previously. I am passing this information on with the hope that many of you will be able to locate patches and lines a little easier in the future because of this article.
There is a unique anticipation that comes with waking in gold country. The long early morning rays bring warmth after a cold night. Restless nights allow thoughts of gold hidden in the ground for too long.
The biggest nugget I have found detecting here was three grams and the following weekend someone found a 9-gram nugget while detecting. Some have even found quarter-ounce nuggets, with one being a chevron nugget.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
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