Habits, Procedure, and Where Is The Gold?
August 2016 by Fred MasonIn my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
The one undeniable truth in prospecting is that the more time you spend in the field, the more gold you will find. Here are a few keys I use to help build my confidence.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
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.
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