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Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part I)

From a prospector's standpoint, the metal detector may be one of the most significant breakthroughs of the twentieth century. It is believed that the first metal detector was discovered accidentally in 1925 when a radio engineer...

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