The Significance of Nuggets in Placers
January 2016 by Jim HalloranChances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
If you want to get better gold you will need to put your detector down for a while .
Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.
Working underwater certainly has its challenges, but since I wanted to learn how to blast underwater, I just needed to dive in headfirst and take charge of the operation.
The total after a great day added with the previous days put them up to 9.07 pennyweight—just under a one-half ounce of beautiful California gold.
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