Picks & Pans: Nuggetshooting Around Cactus
December 2005 by Jim StraightI mostly nugget hunt within the Great Basin and Mojave desert areas of California and Nevada, and less frequently the Sonoran desert of Arizona. I have discovered the gamma grass, sagebrush and creosote areas of the Great Basin and Mojave are friendlier to nuggetshoot than the vegetation within the Sonoran desert.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
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