Just up the road from where the Lytle Creek GPAA claims are they have a few near Coolgardie. When I got there the temperature was around 39 with a little bit of wind. I bundled and my hands in gloves still ached from the cold. I went to a patch where we had great success for a couple of years but I managed yet another skunk after using the 7000 only for 10 hours. There were days in the past when I got as many as 12 nuggets on a trip. I tried hard in the wet ground and found lots of trash, some very tiny but no tiny gold from the old places or newly opened ground. I did manage to get some nice pictures of our deserts which isn't New Zealand but not too bad either. I enjoyed the day.
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I spent a couple of hours in the local park today, using the Nox 800 with the 6" coil, and found my first gold. The target ended up being 7 gram gold teeth 😀 and TID was 10.
I also found a bunch of change. All of these quarters were in the same hole.
I feel like I am starting to get the hang of this.
It has been pretty fun so far!
By Gerry in Idaho
I'm a little disappointed in the lack of West Coast Beach Hunter finds. I see the whole coast line getting slammed with storm after storm and high winds. Is this not the PRIME TIME to be out there swinging exposed layers of gravels and hard-pan? I know there has to be crusty black discs (silver coins) and the gimmer of gold beneath the coil. Show us you mighty few & faithful... as we inlanders are snowed in and football season is over. I know there has to be a select handful of hardcore detector abusers out there willing to brave the sharks.
I've got me new CA style cowboy boots on and Equinox packed ready to go if the invite comes?
By Steve Herschbach
The Tertiary Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California by Waldemar Lindgren (USGS)
1911 USGS Professional Paper 73, 12.13 MB pdf file, 285 pages
A California geology classic. An account of the Tertiary formations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the origin and distribution of the gold-bearing (auriferous) gravels.
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