Gold Metal Detecting Tip

New to gold metal detecting? If so, this tip might help you find those small gold nuggets.

This is about a little tool that I created to actually hear what a gold nugget would sound like out in the goldfield where your detecting.

Gold Metal Detecting Tip

Gold Metal Detecting Tip - gold specimen

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This is not my original idea oh, but one that I use every time I go detecting.

Other detectorists use similar ideas, like taping a little nugget on a poker chip,  or putting one in a plastic baggie.  With the fiberglass shaft idea that I show here you don’t have to worry about digging a hole to put the nugget In, or retrieval of the nugget.  Be sure you have your gold detector properly ground balanced and that you push this into the earth had about a 30 degree angle so you could run your detector over it and see what a nugget sounds like in the dirt that you’re working.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Arizona has produced more than 16 million troy ounces (498 tonnes) of gold.

Gold mining in Arizona reportedly began in 1774 when Spanish priest Manuel Lopez directed Papago Indians to wash gold from gravel on the flanks of the Quijotoa Mountains, Pima County. Gold mining continued there until 1849, when the Mexican miners were lured away by the California Gold Rush. Other gold mining under Spanish and Mexican rule took place in the Oro Blanco district of Santa Cruz County, and the Arivaca district, Pima County.

Mountain man Pauline Weaver discovered placer gold on the east side of the Colorado River in 1862. Weaver’s discovery started the Colorado River Gold Rush to the now ghost town of La Paz, Arizona and other locations along the river in the ensuing years.

The most prominent of these were those of the San Francisco district, which includes the towns of OatmanBullhead City and Katherine in Mohave County was discovered in 1863 or 1864, but saw little activity until a rush to the district occurred in 1902. The district produced 2.0 million ounces of gold through 1959.[13]

The gold-bearing quartz veins of the Vulture Mine, southwest of Wickenburg, in Maricopa County were discovered in 1863. The mine produced 366,000 troy ounces (11,400 kg) of gold through 1959.

The last gold mine to operate in Arizona was the Gold Road mine at Oatman, which shut down in 1998. Patriot Gold is exploration drilling at the Moss mine at Oatman.

In 2006, all of Arizona’s gold production came as a byproduct of copper mining.


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Arizona Bike Night 360° · April 26, 2022 at 4:56 pm

Enjoyed the read

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