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Growing Pains of the Learning Curve

A seven-ounce nugget recovered by the author with a metal detector.We would all love to think that gold was as easy to find as the grinning guy in the glossy brochure makes it seem; after all, those nuggets are just laying around (on top of the ground in some cases) just waiting to be picked up by whomever wishes to make the effort. So why does it sometimes seem so hard?

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