How many times have you read to check those old drywasher tailing piles for gold?
Here Ernie finds a nice nugget in a coarse tailing pile that's been gone over
by myself and many others.
Just 5 feet from where he found his nugget I'd dug two 9mm aluminum bullet
cases about 6 months prior. I guess that and a couple of large pieces of steel
in that coarse tailing pile turned me off detecting it. Sometimes you're at
a disadvantage using large coils and just don't realize it.
Ernie tried his luck in that tailing pile, with a smaller coil he could get in closer
to some of that buried steel and bingo. He said it was a weak signal but not
that hard to hear, just simple textbook finding this one.
Nice nugget Ernie and maybe I should read Nugget Hunting 101 again.
This whole episode repeated itself about 50 yards away in another
tailing pile. Maybe I should slow down some and switch coils
more often, it seems to pay.