I Just Tripped Over A Nugget
March 2021 by Bob Schall
I metal detected a number of years before I saw my first nugget peeking out from the dirt before I had scraped or dug for it. This one was in the steep sidewall of a narrow, but deep drywash.
With one outstretched hand grasping the bottle and the other waving at air, I moved forward feeling for the tent. No tent. No tree.
• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
Selecting the wrong coil can potentially cause you to miss nuggets, so you want to be sure to select the best option for the situation at hand.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
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