There are two sites where gold will soon be produced near Elko, Nevada. I think everything is on go with the possible exception of The Green New Deal!
The weather in northern Nevada has been extraordinarily nice this past month, but it's due to deteriorate rapidly soon; time to head for the sunny warmness of the Arizona goldfields. During the last 3 weeks I've managed to scrounge up 43.4 grams (27.9 dwt) of the good stuff from old patches with the GPZ 7000 and stock 14" coil. Largest nugget weighs 7 grams (4.5 dwt) and the deepest bit was close to a foot and a half.
I finally got retired this past Friday evening. Today is my first day of retirement of what would normally be a work day. It feels really good too!
I have been planning for a while to go out west to do some semi serious prospecting. I'm pretty well set on equipment (metal detectors) now but trying to narrow down where I will actually go. I am set up to go to Oregon in the Sumpter area July 8-10th and to the GPAA veterens outing on the 23-24th of July in Fernly Nv (near Reno). Right now that's the only definite things I have planned other than going to the crater of diamonds mine but will work that in when convenient. I plan to take as long as a month or so for my trip.
I am thinking to stay in the NW area to prospect (Oregon, Nv, Washington State, maybe Northern California etc. But am open to any areas between NC and the NW as well. I have recently re-joined the GPAA. I would appreciate any suggestions of places I could check out to Nugget Shoot or maybe any clubs in the NW I might join to have access to some potential nugget producing areas. I hope to hit a few Gem mines as well on my trip.
By Guest Jennifer
Anyone gonna be on the patch this Summer or is it too hot to be out there between now and Sept?
By Chris Ben
Spent my last few detecting days out trying to find a new patch, hitting hard to reach spots in a known gold area. I have probably hiked and detected20+ miles with nodda, zip, zilch. I am getting discouraged, haven't gotten my ATX over gold in a while. I'm contemplating going to a completely different area like Gold Basin, though I know it's been pounded . Or should I stick my plan of finding a virgin patch. Never really found a patch, unless I had to dig up the wash to find the nuggets, too deep to beep.
What do you guys do to get out of a slump?