Third Largest Nugget in Existence Returns to Dallas
January 2018 by Staff
While the bullion value of the nugget is already substantial, the size and rarity of the Ausrox Nugget combine to make its worth invaluable in the collector market.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
The same questions you ask yourself about gold trapping features in the present stream can be applied to the benches above the stream. Just imagine the stream at a much earlier time, before it cut its way down to the present level…
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
One prime example is an area that I have talked about in many of my articles. This is a very large area and I will actually describe its location again.
Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.
Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
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