I've just returned from a detecting / prospecting trip
to AZ again. On several
occasions I'd get a good signal in the ground and would be sure it was gold.
Then as I dug a couple inches down it got louder and louder, then suddenly
it would disappear or almost disappear and become hard to find.
I don't use magnets on my diggers any more so it wasn't iron jumping on a magnet
and leaving the dirt. I'd chase it around a little with my 16 inch mono coil and then
give up. My thought was if its that small I'd just leave it for the gold bugs or other
VLF machines that are good a locating small gold.
I was too lazy to mount my small coil on the minelab ;-)
this happened many times this trip but on three
of those occasions I had friends nearby with smaller coils a swinging. I called
them over and told them there's a good target somewhere in that small dirt pile
and check it out. Well one friend found two small nuggets and another friend
found another in a different dirt pile I'd given up on. So be sure and check all
scrapes you run across or just follow around the guy with the
Minelab swinging one of those big coils.
You'll do pretty good I'm