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The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part I—The Geology of Coarse Gold Formation

Recovering large, coarse gold nuggets is a very exciting experience, and the quest for
large gold is often the “holy grail” of the independent prospector, no matter which type of equipment is used. Hefty, good-sized gold nuggets are...

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