Gold in Unlikely Places
May 2013 by Michael GreyshockDetectors have been around for decades now. And with thousands of them swinging, many of the best or at least most likely nugget places have seen a swinging coil. The part that amazes me is that so many nuggets still get pulled out of these seemingly pounded places.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
Some 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.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
On the day prior to Mother’s Day I was able to get out and spend a few hours prospecting. I wanted to try some new settings on my detector, and I had a place in mind to do that.
Much more information can be gained from that single source and gives you ideas on the gravels for dry washing or where the nuggets may lie for metal detecting
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
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