Tips for Cleaning Gold Nuggets
June 2019 by Ron Kliewer
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
The pit was a classic one—exposed shale bedrock with all the material being washed out one end of the pit. Within a few minutes I had a nice mellow signal that was in open ground.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
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