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July 2014 by Fred MasonEvery year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
There is a unique anticipation that comes with waking in gold country. The long early morning rays bring warmth after a cold night. Restless nights allow thoughts of gold hidden in the ground for too long.
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
I probably swung over a few targets without noticing them. My first target came about ten minutes later as I went over a part of the high bench in this wide section of the dry wash.
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There were iron stains all over and even a few places where I could see iron trash sticking out of the bedrock. These would be ideal spots to start with as the gold travels with the iron and lead.
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
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