Admin nuggethunting Posted April 11, 2006 Admin Report Share Posted April 11, 2006 Hello All, I never cared much for hunting around old prospects, mines or dumps. It always seems like they are loaded with trash or at least the surrounding area. However, I know in the right locations it can be very rewarding to the electronic prospector. Many years ago I found a small, overlooked dry placer location. The area had several small prospects throughout the rolling hills. After many days of prospecting I found several washes that contained smaller gold nuggets and quartz/gold specimens. I realized by the nature of some of the gold that there just might be something lying above the dry washes. I started gridding below the small prospects and above where I found some of the placer gold. Using a systematic method I was able to locate several pounds of high-grade ore on the hills. This was one of the first times in my nuggethunting career that I was able to find something worthwhile out of the wash and much bigger in size. Just goes to show, some of good locations just might have some goodies on the hillsides or benches. Pictured below are a few shots of the ore I found. This area holds extremely high potential for rich hardrock and float. Happy Nugget Hunting,Rob Allison Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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