Yesterday we were prospecting a dry wash below an watertank and discovered a bush that was burnt to the roots, the bushes around and near it were not burnt. It had to be a lighting strike. Would that be a good spot for a metal detector? Maybe something under the bush has metal that attracted the lighting strike. My son and I are drywashing and camping out here in the southern Mojave, enjoying every minute of it, not much gold yet, its here but still searching.