Key to Successful Prospecting: Confidence
May 2015 by Michael GreyshockThe 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.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
Plumas has been historically rich in gold because of its favorable geology. The Melones Fault trends north-south through the county and many rich gold-bearing districts lie along its course.
The biggest nugget I have found detecting here was three grams and the following weekend someone found a 9-gram nugget while detecting. Some have even found quarter-ounce nuggets, with one being a chevron nugget.
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
I will make the assumption that when any of you take a detector in your hand and head out prospecting for gold you are probably anticipating finding some gold. That’s the general idea, right?
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
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