Hit the Slopes to Find More Gold
January 2020 by Ray Mills
Watching for these areas is one of my primary targets during the winter. It doesn’t take but a few inches of the surface moving away to give a fantastic target response that you didn’t hear prior to the washing of the surface.
"Suh-wheet!" I exclaimed as I sprang to my feet and quickly pumped my detector coil high overhead to alert Smokey that I had just found a nugget.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
Day three was a copy of day two. I started real low in the long wash to see if I could prove how far down the gold had made it.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
Just because we have snow doesn’t mean we’re not going to prospect, we just have to change our direction and head more down towards the flat lands.
Many friends have come up to my locale to detect for gold. I am writing this article hoping that it may help anyone who uses a detector to prospect for gold nuggets.
This helps me to see if there is a pattern taking place with where I am finding nuggets, and when I study the map layer with all of my pins marking nuggets, I can drop in new pins where I want to search the next day.
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