Two of us spent 9 weeks in the Pilbara region, WA. We went halves in our finds, 32 ounces. It was good for my soul camping in the remote desert. We detect on burnt areas, because usually the ground is covered in thick spinifex grass and you can't detect in it.
First image is mainly razorblade thin leaf gold from Georgetown-Northern Queensland, The leaf gold forms in between the thin bedding planes of shale when large quartz blows intruded up through it. 2nd image is paleo-placer nuggets hammered flat in a Permian age river now exposed by erosion. Site is in central New South Wales. 3rd image is a 1.4 kilo slug from the Pilbara in WA...found in 2010...still looking for the next one.
Steve drives to the town of Chicken in Alaska's Fortymile country to metal detect for gold in June and July of 2013. The trip was chronicled online at the DetectorProspector.com Forum and includes photos taken along Alaska Highway in Canada.