Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display
January 2016 by Scott HarnThe box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
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.
There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
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