Nevada Prospecting with Ralph
One of my favorite places to prospect.
This summer Ralph and I did some detecting in Nevada.
Here you will find wide open spaces with lots of mining
evidence everywhere. That shelter or awning on the front
of my ATV was for Coco, as it was hot. She's been riding
with me since a pup. The front of that ATV is like her
second home and she wouldn't have it
any other way.
Here's some of that mining evidence, old test holes and lots of
drywash tailing piles everywhere. They had to be getting
something good to have done all that work. Places like
this are a good bet for finding a few nuggets.
This is some good looking ground with all that quartz
and exposed red dirt.
There's lots of places for nuggets to hide out there, but every
now and then you stumble into a nugget producing area.
It's like fishing you never know what your
going to get with each cast.
That's what makes it fun and exciting. By putting yourself
in a known gold producing area with some nugget patches,
you keep going. You just know that next bite could be
the big one.
Ralph is a highly experienced hunter with an eye for finding
good places to hunt gold.
In no time he came up with these nuggets. He uses a Minelab
GP4000 and a nugget finder coil. He gets it down on and
scrubs the ground using a swingarm.
Not bad for a few hours work, they didn't get it all folks.
You probably won't get rich at this but it's certainly
a thrill when you pull out a new never
before seen nugget.
Coco and I even found a few nice nuggets. Here I'm
using an older Minelab GP 3000 with my first prototype
swingarm. I used some duct tape to connect it to the
lower shaft and it worked. Swingarms help to move
that large Coiltek coil back and forth mowing
down the tall grass doing it. Lower and
slower's one trick to finding nuggets.
A good detector doesn't
Great therapy too!
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