Finding your Largest Gold Nugget

Finding your Largest Gold Nugget

The Pennyweight trail, Mineral Bar on the North Fork of the American River.

I’m certain all the gold detectorists who are reading this, know what it feels like when you finally on unearth that target, not only see that it’s a gold nugget, but from the size, you know you just set a new personal record! (more…)

Large Gold Nugget Found

Large Gold Nugget Found – 3.9oz Gold Nugget

Finding a large gold nugget like this is every Prospectors dream! 

What are the chances of finding a huge gold nugget?  Personally, the chances are probably similar to going to Vegas and hitting the jackpot on one of those dollar slot machines!  With that said, those jackpots are hit occasionally,  and if you want to hit the jackpot  by finding a large  gold nugget,  you have to get out there in the field and invest the time and energy that’s necessary. (more…)

Metal Detecting Gold Nuggets

Metal Detecting Gold Nuggets

As I recall, Minelab’s Newest Gold Machine the GPZ 7000 came out in 2015 for about $10,000. Currently, this gold detector selling new for about $7,999.

This detector is the next flagship gold detector based on new ZVT technology that developed by Minelab that will dramatically improve detector performance beyond all other gold detectors. (more…)

Monster Gold Nugget

Monster Gold Nugget Found Metal Detecting

Victorian golden triangle dream gold nugget find. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:.

The first gold rush in Australia began in May 1851 after prospector Edward Hargraves claimed to have discovered payable gold near Orange, at a site he called Ophir. Hargraves had been to the Californian goldfields and had learned new gold prospecting techniques such as panning and cradling. Hargraves was offered rewards by the Colony of New South Wales and the Colony of Victoria. Before the end of the year, the gold rush had spread to many other parts of the state where gold had been found, not just to the west, but also to the south and north of Sydney. (more…)

Gold Nugget Hunting

Gold Nugget Hunting Tools

When gold prospecting, you need good equipment to save time & help in finding gold nuggets by removing trash.

Many of the areas that we go to to prospect for gold are very remote. Actually, once we leave a paved road it could take some time before we reach our intended campsite. Most of the time, we are out of reach of cellular service. (more…)