Detecting: Getting Away From The Heat And Into The Gold
August 2020 by Ray Mills
Within a very few minutes, I had my first nice sounding target. It turned out to be a nice earring-size gold piece that was about a half a gram.
I decided to dig near it to see if there were any more and immediately uncovered others. In total I found a pocket with over 100 crystals in it. I was hooked.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
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“What does it take to get into gold detecting?” This may seem like a simple question, but the more I hear it, the more I realize it is a frequent question that needs to be answered.
On my final prospecting day of 2020, I went up to a spot where I had found gold years before and had my best day of the year—four nuggets for nearly one-quarter-ounce of gold.
And what do I think is the easy way? It’s what you can learn from the old timers that walked that ground many years ago.
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