Placers Directly Associated with Lode Deposits
October 2017 by Alex Dolbeare
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
• The 75-ounce Butte County nugget is the largest found in California since the 156-ounce Mojave nugget in the 1970s...
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
There are many smaller old hard rock mines out there—more than you might think. There are some small hard rock properties that are even open to be claimed if one does the right amount of research to find them.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
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