Searching for new Gold Nugget Locations - Gold Found!

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Hello All,

    It seems like every year I get less time to explore new ground here in Arizona.  Recently I finally told myself I'm going to check out a few spots I have researched in the past.  This particular spot talked about lode gold specifically, but the nature of the gold per the reports was pocket type. I figured this would be a good place to poke around for the day and I even found some extensive handstacking in one gulch. Working around this area yielded a ton of iron rubbish (old cans pieces, wire, nails and more) along with two smaller gold nuggets.  Due to the amount of trash, I might consider a good coin/relic detector such as the Minelab Equinox to help eliminate some of the rubbish. 

If I had to make an educated guess, I probably dug 20-30 pieces of rubbish for each gold nugget.  I had a nice pouch full of junk at the end of the day, even several bullet casings and lead.  I'm sure there is more, but I have to save it for a day I'm more willing to dig a lot of rubbish or figure out a way to really just "cherry pick" the gold nuggets among the rubbish (almost impossible I think!).  

Here are a couple of pictures.  I guess the old-timers were right, it's still out there .... somewhere :)

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and some gold nuggets to boot. 

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Nice!!!!! Glad you got out and got them. Heck...........if it is really trashy and not too deep, break out the Monster.10" might do ok if its deep also... Might miss a few but wont be doing a lot of one leg lunges...........or placer it..........ive got a great D-11 to dig it out if you want to borrow it   :)

Tom H.


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