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The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...

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Hunches, Choices and Guesses


When you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.

Detecting Strategies for Heavily Forested Areas


Looking for nugget laden bedrock in forested mountain regions, you first need to explore the banks of the gold-bearing streams and look for the bedrock that is exposed as this is your starting point.

Detecting Nuggets—Overcoming New Challenges


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The Mid-Winter Nugget


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A Good Start


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Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part I


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