AZNuggetBob Posted May 17, 2022 Report Share Posted May 17, 2022 After A few years of years of hunting gold I realized I making a huge mistake. I was so focused on getting from point A to point C that I forgot about point B. Point A being home or mining camp and point C being a place that I knew had gold nuggets to hunt. But I would just blow by point B on my dirt bike, the ground I would cross or pass by to get to point C. One day I was still several miles from point C but I stopped for a piss break on my dirt bike and I had seen this spot before, It had some red dirt and a little quartz float but I did not give it much thought before because It was right next to the main dirt road!. as a matter of fact when I stopped and looked at it, the placer (red dirt) ran right through the road. The dozer or road grader had cut right through it. I couldnt coun’t how many times I had driven through there in the past. So I got out my detecter put it together and started swinging. As I recall the first target was a .22 bullet, second target a rusty bolt, the third target was about a dwt. Gold Nugget, and the hunt was on. I took about 8 or 9 nuggets out of the road on that one and a lot more on both sides of the road above in the bank road cut and below. It turned out that the gold crossed the road in two places about 30 yards apart as the placer deposit worked it’s way down the ridge. I was amazed. All this time I had been driving right past and over them In the road, and a new patch and mining claim was born. 😀 BTW just when you think your running out of new places to hunt this is one of about seven “road patches” that I can think of right off hand that I’ve found over the years in three states and most were smaller and never found or worked by the old-timers. (virgin) no drywash piles and no stacked rocks and not loaded with trash. Another nice thing about road hunting is its easy walking and you tend to see more than blowing by in a 4x or bike. Roads that have a tendency to run along the base of mountain ranges cut accross a lot of washes and old placer flows even on the ridges. Be sure to cover your holes. Take care out there. AzNuggetBob 7 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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