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Well, Jan 9th makes one year of nugget hunting for me. I've had a blast, learned a lot, and gotten myself in decent shape. If I live another 30 years, I just might be able to absorb something from my pile of geology books.

I spend summers in Wa. State, but spend half my time up there wishing I was down south.

Here's my haul for my first year. Wifey has claimed the largest specimen as her own. I have been informed it will be a pendant hanging around her neck.

Makes up for all the flowers I never get her, I suppose!

Thanks for all the good advice and entertaining stories you guys post. I've learned a lot, with a helluva lot more to go!

Regards, 

Kyle

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Very nice...congrats on your gold. Hope this year is even better.

Tom H.

 

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Thanks guys. It's been a fun trip so far. I enjoy a challenge, and this fits the bill, for sure! My goal for this year is to learn more about WHY I am hunting a particular spot. Right now I freely admit, there is more head scratching and hiking, than prospecting. I pick a wash from Google Earth, hope it's not full of too many tin cans, and dive in. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, and sometimes I find a piece of gold.

Now, I just need more, and bigger, and more often...

Sound familiar?

Regards, Kyle

 

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TTrash, that's not a bad haul for any year these days. Continued enjoyment and good luck.

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1 hour ago, Trailertrash said:

Thanks guys. It's been a fun trip so far. I enjoy a challenge, and this fits the bill, for sure! My goal for this year is to learn more about WHY I am hunting a particular spot. Right now I freely admit, there is more head scratching and hiking, than prospecting. I pick a wash from Google Earth, hope it's not full of too many tin cans, and dive in. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, and sometimes I find a piece of gold.

Now, I just need more, and bigger, and more often...

Sound familiar?

Regards, Kyle

 

Kyle:
 You will learn that certain geology/rocks/ground are more favorable to finding gold as you go along. BUT......I have also found gold in areas that I googled and once on the ground it looked like crap. Detected it anyways and found some gold. Guess what im trying to say is, dont get too focused on looking for a certain type of ground that you dont detect other areas. We dont know what happened mubzillion years ago on earth or what has eroded away in the not to distant past to make the ground look good or bad.  Just keep at it and you will learn. :)

P.S. if you get into a area with iron stone/green stone and rotten rusty quartz.....slow down and hunt. The ironstone may drive you nuts, but, GOLD RIDES AN IRON HORSE. 
Tom H.

 

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On 1/10/2020 at 10:36 PM, TomH said:

Kyle:
 You will learn that certain geology/rocks/ground are more favorable to finding gold as you go along. BUT......I have also found gold in areas that I googled and once on the ground it looked like crap. Detected it anyways and found some gold. Guess what im trying to say is, dont get too focused on looking for a certain type of ground that you dont detect other areas. We dont know what happened mubzillion years ago on earth or what has eroded away in the not to distant past to make the ground look good or bad.  Just keep at it and you will learn. :)

P.S. if you get into a area with iron stone/green stone and rotten rusty quartz.....slow down and hunt. The ironstone may drive you nuts, but, GOLD RIDES AN IRON HORSE. 
Tom H.

 

Thanks for the advice, Tom. 

I do try to branch out, and hunt different areas, with different rock formations. I'll keep pounding away, and learning as I go.

Regards, Kyle

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Well done!

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