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January 2015 by Steve HerschbachI figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
You keep all you find at Ganes, with weekly tallies kept for a loose competition that I find helps motivate me. I seriously try to find more nuggets than anyone else in a given week, and usually make it or close to it.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
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