A massive nugget!


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Howdy Grubstake and Sandtrap...

As you know a 14-pounder nugget was found most likely in in the Benson

Gulch area in the fall of 1977. This started a electronic gold rush

to the El Paso range within the Mohave desert which is a part of the

Basin and Range Provence. Since then there has been sporatic finds

of other "Nice" nuggets being found on the slope and wash within a quarter

mile of where Tye is believed to have found the nugget.

According to Tye it was recovered at a depth of 22-inches...Remember

this was back in 1977.

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Hey Jim,

Was this 14 pound piece a solid gold nugget or specimen? Couldn't imagine digging such a nugget, would probably think it was a huge piece of trash.

Do you know what happened to this nuggets (sold, melted, passed down)?

Dreaming of nuggets ... :wacko:

Rob Allison

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