How to Become a More Successful Nugget Detectorist—And Basic Information on Machines
November 2001 by Jim StraightThe intention of this article is to summarize the highlights of the past 25 years which have led up to metal detecting for gold nuggets and to cover some basic information...
When I read about these new discoveries, I often wonder how the original operators ignored all the additional ore. Yet this has happened again and again in Nevada and many other places.
We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
I wanted to become part of the romance of Colorado—to become part of the romance of mining in those majestic mountains. The path ahead of me was much rougher than I anticipated.
With gold hovering above $650 an ounce, interest in panning and prospecting for the pricey precious metal in northern Idaho’s icy streams and on its rugged mountainsides has enjoyed a mini-boom.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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