Uncovering the Find of a Lifetime
December 2014 by Chris Ralph• The 75-ounce Butte County nugget is the largest found in California since the 156-ounce Mojave nugget in the 1970s...
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
I had been busy representing the Prospecting and Mining Journal this spring, but prospecting season finally arrived and I’ve been out digging for nuggets—I’ve even found a few. I know a number of prospectors who are armed with new metal detectors and headed to the hills to look for that precious yellow stuff.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
Once again the coil was put over the spot but the target was in the pile now. I pinpointed, grabbed a handful of dirt and began sprinkling it over the coil until I heard that mild thud.
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
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