Modesto, California Man Finds 18-Ounce Nugget
October 2016 by Scott HarnOscar Espinoza considers himself an amateur gold prospector, but the gold nugget he recently found puts many seasoned prospectors to shame.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Detectors have been around for decades now. And with thousands of them swinging, many of the best or at least most likely nugget places have seen a swinging coil. The part that amazes me is that so many nuggets still get pulled out of these seemingly pounded places.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
The red dot on the diagram points out where the gravels there were also carrying, but not as much color. The gold was sparse below the point indicated.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
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