The Value of Old Patches
June 2019 by Michael Greyshock
Nuggets make for the best memories and this patch was just adding to mine. In the hours of daylight I had left, I worked from that nugget to the bottom of the patch, collecting eight more nuggets.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
Just three weeks ago one of our prospecting team members decided to go back to this location on his own. He had a new detector and wanted to try it out some.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
I’m sure we all have, at some point in time, gone out detecting and ended up not having the success we thought we would have. Here are some helpful game-changers that work for me and may work for you, as well.
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