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1.7 oz Nevada Nugget!!


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With the onset of triple digit heat here in Las Vegas, I was a little skeptical when my hunting buddy Sonny Clary called and invited me on a prospecting trip.  Sonny had researched a new area that looked promising for both meteorites and gold. I’m always up for exploring the Nevada desert and Sonny’s instinct is usually spot on, so off we went.  Upon arrival at the hunting area I saw some signs of dry washing and started metal detecting some small tailing piles.  After a short time I got a nice solid signal at the base of a small pile of discarded dirt. I scraped off the first couple inches of dirt and immediately saw a yellow gleam in the hole.  I knew immediately it was going to be good and started video recording.  I picked  up the nugget and knew it was the largest I’ve ever found.  (52.7 grams).  The heat cut our hunt short, so the long wait until cooler weather begins!

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6 hours ago, Saul R W said:

Wow, what a find.  It makes me wonder what the old drywasher would think if he knew he'd let that one get away.

A good example of why a gold detector and a drywasher make a good team! Follow those drywashers...how well stated by Jim Straight  :miner:

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What a beauty...when you find a drywashed patch like you did, it seems there's often large gold associated with it...I hit one like that that produced 5+ ounces...Congratulations and remember, silence is golden....Cheers, Unc

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Nice find but I have wonder. did you clean it with hydrofluoric acid ? AzNuggetBob

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