My Great Nevada Adventure
July 2015 by Fred Mason
The 15 rare earth elements were discovered long after the gold rush began to wane, but demand for them only took off over the past 10 years...
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
Years later I returned with a new detector with a smaller coil and detector technology more sensitive to smaller nuggets. I found my first nugget within five minutes. I had a second five minutes after that.
It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
While the bullion value of the nugget is already substantial, the size and rarity of the Ausrox Nugget combine to make its worth invaluable in the collector market.
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