The “Push” for Gold—The Great Nevada Adventure Continues
February 2018 by Fred Mason
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
I furiously started pulling material out of the side wall and putting it in my scoop. It didn't take long to discover that the source of the scream was from a one-ounce chunk...
Prospectors often wonder why gold deposits in veins like it does. Why is one vein rich while another is barren, even though they are only a few hundred feet apart?
Some prospectors would have assumed it was another shotgun shell, but in this case it was 17.6-pennyweight nugget!
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.
Reaserch is a critical step in finding new areas.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
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