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  1. Hello All, I haven't been doing a whole bunch of prospecting and exploring this year and now it's getting a bit warm. Here are some small batches of gold from 4 different locations. Biggest nugget is aprox. 3/4 of an ounce on the bottom left batch.
  2. Hello All, Here is a great video on Metal Detecting in Australia. I think I might have posted it before, but it's a great video to watch if you enjoy metal detecting for gold nuggets.
  3. Hello all! First post on this site and i look forward to hearing your thoughts on my puzzle. Im located on the east coast and at my site my partners and i have found some nice sized nuggets dredging a small section of creek. The largest being just under a half ounce, and total weight in a area of about 200 ft long by 12 ft wide was about 12 ounces of coarse crystalline gold with a number of them being quartz and gold specimens. The valley bottom is pretty much flat, about 150 ft wide and the overburden outside of the creek is about 6 ft deep. The hillsides of the valley are very steep possibly over a 45 degree slope and are about 100 ft tall. I know im close to if not on top of the source which i believe is primarily small quartz stringers that run in the bedrock pretty much perpendicular to the creek. I believe they produce gold in inconsistent pockets, since in the area we have dredged we have yet to see gold within an intact quartz stringer. From all this one would surmise that the steep valley slopes should hold nuggets as well. Well so far with my gpx 4800 and another member of this forums gpx 5000 (local digger) we have not found any gold in the surrounding hillsides. The hillsides being as steep as they are only have about 1 ft of loose overburden over bedrock. The ground is also fairly mild and the creek has very little black sand. The inability of us to find nuggets in the hills around our honey hole has perplexed and frustrated me. Within the creek we have found nuggets for almost a 3 mile length of the creek, yet nothing detecting the surrounding hills. The area was both hardrocked and placered in the past, with ounce nuggets being found in "alluvial sand beds". My new theory is that since the hillsides are so steep the big nuggets once they started to move ended up rolling all the way down to the flat valley bottom and have subsequently been buried by the alluvial overburden. I recently purchased a gold monster 1000 in the hopes that smaller pickers species may still be stuck on the steep hillslopes but are too small for the gpx's with 14" coils to hear. Do you guys think this theory could be the case? Any other theories or ideas? Help is appreciated! I will post some pics of the gold found in the creek this evening, once i get home from work.
  4. Gravelwasher

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    Hello all, I always enjoy reading about the adventures and seeing all the great gold pictures. A fellow prospector invited me out to his claim to detect with him for a day. Perfect day to be out seeking the gold and the gold did come. Great day socializing over nuggets in a deep canyon in NorCal!! We banged on the chisels and hammered some gold out of the bedrock. Two Minelab detectors at work a GPZ and GPX5000 Great day out and hopefully more great days to come. Wishing you all much success getting those coils over some nice gold, happy hunting.
  5. Hello All, I was browsing through some old pictures and came across this one. It's one of my largest nuggets found with the Minelab SDC 2300. It was actually down a bit in nasty clay, so was surprised when I dug it up. I don't think I measured the depth of the hole, but being in very nasty ground it was just a whisper at around 12-14 inches. I only found dinks around it, so was pretty surprised when this popped up. The piece was just shy of a solid ounce.
  6. Hello All, You already seen a video I posted on the large, potato sized nuggets from the Liberty area. Here is a video of some amazing wire gold nuggets they found in the nearby area.
  7. Hello All, Here is a neat article about a guy that found 150 ounces of nuggets in one crevice. You can click the article link below to read the entire store. The article is off of Western Mining Alliance's website, which I believe is Brandon Rinehart's. http://theminingalliance.com/articles/article_crack.html
  8. Hello All, Here is an interesting video of the XP Deus working in Africa. Hard to tell in the video, but curious if that is shallow bedrock they are working, or the nuggets are just in the clay/mud near the surface.