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These are a few unique nuggets.  Are they found in a particular place there?

Mitchel

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1656424654

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They look similar to the Gold I have found around here, Kiwijw will probably know more about why they look like they do.

Almost all my my nuggets are very flat.  Most are so thin it feels like you could snap them.IMG_20180318_205222.thumb.jpg.53b823984d8b3cea85504f6b81dd2d1f.jpg

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Note the one to the left of the vial there, it's so thin it's almost like a bit of paper.

I'm yet to find a chunky nugget. I think they're water worn but even ones I've found nowhere near water are mostly flat and smooth

 

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1 hour ago, mn90403 said:

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These are a few unique nuggets.  Are they found in a particular place there?

Mitchel

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1656424654

Mitch,

  The auction ad states found in Buller goldfield

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Buller is here, on the West Coast, a well known good gold prospecting area, that seller often sells Gold nuggets, I bought my first "Test nugget" off him when I first got into prospecting.  I have a feeling he's quite a successful prospector.  It's a very wet part of the country, one of the wettest places in the world is my understanding.  Maybe they're so smooth from all the rain :laugh:

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3 hours ago, mn90403 said:

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These are a few unique nuggets.  Are they found in a particular place there?

Mitchel

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1656424654

Hi there Mitchel. Those little nuggets are typical of the kind found in the creeks & rivers all through the gold bearing areas of the South Island of NZ. So not unique really. You will notice that they are very similar to the ones Simon found that he shows in the first vial. Those are his first Gold Monster detected bits from the day I went with him. The bottom vial is flood gold from a creek, maybe two creeks, not very far from the one he found his detected gold. The flood gold was from sluice boxing & is quite a bit smaller, lighter & flakier. Hence being flood gold. The detected gold is quite a bit chunkier & with a bit of body to it & was within the schist bedrock in the creek. No flood was ever going to move it. Found in Central Otago which is almost down the bottom of the South Island. 

What are you doing checking out Trademe?? :biggrin:

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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