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Customer scored nice specimen with Minelab + NF EVO

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Hello All,

    A customer of mine shared one of his beautiful gold nugget/specimen finds with me last weekend.  The piece was found with a Minelab GPX metal detector and NF EVO searchcoil and weights 88+ Grams.

Congrats on the amazing find!

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Nice score! I wont use any other coil but a NF. Really like them.

Tom H.

 

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Hey Grubstake,

   You would be the expert on that in California.  Are you saying that cause the quartz looks a bit more stained between the top pictures and then the one on the scale?  

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That's awesome. How much do you think something like that is worth?

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I'm curious, how does one get the gold out of the "rock", Is it smelted by a 3rd party or is it easy to do at home?

Or does it have more value leaving it in the quartz?

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Hey Garikfox,

   A piece like this would be considered a specimen and would in my opinion be more valuable as it.  That being said, some will crush up the rock and pan out the gold.  This is pretty much what the old-timers would do on pieces like this and free milling gold ore.  Today the market for buying/selling gold is different, there are collectors that really value these type of pieces.  However, back in the late 1800's or early 1900's I believe it was about getting the gold, there wasn't any collectors or interest in "specimen value."  

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