Sold: 87-Ounce Nugget
April 2016 by Scott HarnA gold prospector in central Victoria, Australia stumbled across an 87-ounce gold nugget in early February 2015, after his wife told him to head outside to get some air. He had given up smoking a few weeks prior and was getting a bit “grumpy,” she told him.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
I worked my way to a flat area along a ridge where I could see a quartz blowout. As I got within 100 feet of it, I started seeing rock that I knew to be associated with gold.
In this article I am going to talk about the different sources of gold and the clues a prospector can follow to find the source.
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
Filing claims is actually quite easy, though there are a number of pitfalls that you should watch out for. Over the years, I have made just about every mistake you can with a mining claim, and have learned a few things to watch out for along the way.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
What about all that noise coming from the ground? What is a prospector supposed to do about that?
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