Ok, this is going to give away my lack of real-life gold hunting experience.
I've heard two different responses to this question so I'm left a little confused and hoping someone can clear this up.
My question is: In most cases would the larger pieces of gold travel less and be closer to the source and the smaller pieces travel further away? (this is what I would think would happen)
On the few occasions if found patches I've found the larger bits were closer to the shedding reef but have sometimes experienced the complete opposite with some of my bigger finds a lot further down the slope. (maybe two different sheddings? ... they say that a reef at one time may have been a lot higher, so gold shed at different intervals may be in different spots)
For those that have found patches what has been your observations?
Just thought i would post this up, i have been watching his clips for a while now,
He is the most prolific gold finder with the monster i have seen,
certainly shows how good the monster is at pinging those specimens and tiny flakes.
I have been loving the posts by Kiwijw & Phrunt who have been doing well with the monster in NZ but i haven't seen much of the monster in Australia and more in the more mineralised ground until i came across this guy.
I am going out on my first detecting trip I think I'll be using an xterra 705. The area I am interested in is south western idaho generlly around silver city the war eagle mine and a few other spots up there> I still have alot to do in terms of research and permission. I t looks promising , rugged and well who knows? Does anyone know if this is what you would call a mineralized soil area? I may drive on over to the Jordan valley area of oregon as well. any knowledge on this location?
Thanks in advance.
I was going through my computer looking at different stuff that I had forgotten I had and I came across this shortcut to the archives of Gold Net Australia. Gold Net Australia Online went from 1999 to 2002 and remarkably, it`s still there. Probably not of great interest to people in the States, but if you enjoy reading about coil developement from 20 yrs ago, or accommodation, or a review of the GP Extreme, or divining rods, or storys of big finds or just pictures of beaut nuggets, there might be something here of interest.