Let us help you recover valuable metals. 888-437-1187

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

The “Chuck It Out” Nugget

This was no ordinary nugget. It had not traveled very far from its nearby source, and that did mean a lot, as we were searching for the source of several such nuggets found during a gold rush that occurred in 1859.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

The Unusual Forest Nugget Patch


This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.

Detector Prospecting Accessories


One of the first things to consider but that many people ignore is ergonomics. Prospecting for gold can involve long hours, often for days or weeks on end.

Gold Rush in the Congo—Part II


We needed something to cook on, so we brought most of our kitchen with us including our full-size oven, which was pretty funny to see in the middle of a rainforest. Food was always a concern, but fortunately for us...

Scouts New Mining in Society Badge


...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.

Modern-Day Claim Jumping


We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.

So, Where's The Gold?—Finding Gold Detectors Miss


We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...

Time Well Spent


Time is a commodity which if traded would dwarf the price of gold. Nobody has enough of it; we can’t make more of it; and whether squandered or spent wisely, once gone, it’s gone forever. To find gold we have to spend time.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts - Seeking advice on setting up an operation and the agreement with the landowner   • Montana Gold and Sapphires Revisited   • Crumb Hunting With A VLF Detector   • A Third Generation Small-Scale Hardrock Revival   • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Respect the Angle of Repose   • The Summer of ‘81   • High Sulfidation Epithermal Deposits   • Gold and Silver Deposits of Bodie, California   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • PLP Update

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue