Howdy everyone! I’m a newbie on the forum. In wanting to learn nugget-shooting, and in deciding on the best detector for myself. I am a psychotherapist in New Mexico and looking into following a childhood dream of actually looking for and finding...gold.
I want to start a collection of gold nuggets beginning in New Mexico (to get my feet wet and hopefully learn from a pro), then the surrounding, nugget-bearing placer sites. Since I am desiring to work the Southwestern states, any suggestions on the above would be greatly appreciated. My brother and I (opposite ends of the state) want to team up and learn together.
NM Gold Bug
PS: The photo I found online of nuggets supposedly found in the bed of the Rio Ruidoso close to Ruidoso Downs, NM. Does anyone know if there are nuggets like these that could be found from panning 10 - 5-gallon buckets of fine gravel from this river bed?