Nuggetshooting Eluvial Placers in the Western United States
August 2000 by Jim StraightThe future is still good for anyone wishing to use a metal detector to nuggetshoot residual and hillside eluvial placers. Since these placers are easily overlooked, the key to opening the door marked "success" is the willingness to do research.
One of the largest conundrums we would point out is the matter of rising interest rates starting to take place in several nations.
It’s really a kick to watch a boulder weighing several tons moving out of your dredge hole and onto the cobble pile being pulled by a cable attached to your portable winch.
Many new detector operators and even some experienced ones don’t pay enough attention to keeping their detectors in proper balance. The result is false targets as well as incessant chirping and chatter.
An agreement between developer Teck-Pogo and an environmental group will allow construction work to resume on the Pogo gold mine.
The tall grasses of the rolling foothills of eastern Kern County, California, hide traces of what was once a major gold rush.
Don’t hunker down and just keep digging in one spot where there is very little or no gold—if you don’t find it, you’ve got to get up and move on!
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