Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II)
May 2000 by Chris GholsonThus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
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I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
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I regularly get inquiries along the line of: “Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell?” Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.
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