The Essence of Gold Prospecting
July 2016 by Chris RalphWhen doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
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.
Back at our campsite, while the rest of us grabbed a late four o’clock lunch, Fallyn volunteered to do the clean-up panning.
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.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
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