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Searchers' Dreams

The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...

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In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.

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Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.

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Shallow Water Crevicing Can Bring Big Rewards


Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.

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I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.

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