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  Hope you are all out digging on this holiday weekend!!

  Often times when detecting for gold nuggets in dry placer conditions I get clumps of clay or dirt containing gold.

  What sort of clumps or lumps does your pay layer produce?

  This lump came from a layer of decomposing bedrock hard pack layer above a stream bed high on a flat no longer part of the current creeks flow.

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I like to try the old creek beds that has water in it only a few times of the year. I find more gold in those than in the running creeks near them. It seems to have a clay and gravel mix in it, and you really have to look hard to find the gold that might be sticking to the mud.

Gold is gold any where you find it, it is always fun to find in your pan or sluice.

Good luck and good hunting.

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No clumps today but I did get a lump of gold to show up in my nugget scoop.

 

1.3 gram nugget and super excited as today is one of the hottest days of the year here in the CA foothills.

I got up early and headed strait out to detect a dry creek bed 7:30 was on scene and out by 10:30

Olight Baton 3 flashlight, one of my favorite lil lights and my Kershaw Leek pocket knife in the pics.

 

 

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Another nice looking nugget, congrats on the find.

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65 acres of caliche acting as a false bedrock covered by deep red mineralized pay with various areas on the property showing more rich than others (and some areas of waste showing a strong grey tone as opposed to red) as visible from Google Earth and evidenced by sampling and nugget recovery.

 

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