There are many states in the U.S. where you can use pans, sluices, suction dredges and metal detectors to find gold nuggets. Most of the western states and some places in the Southeast have produced nice gold nuggets over the years. Below are five states that have not only been some of the most historically […]
Metal detecting is one of the best ways to search for gold nuggets. Unlike other prospecting methods, metal detectors are specifically designed to locate large metals objects, while ignoring other non-metallic objects. Learning how to successfully find gold nuggets with a metal detector can be extremely challenging, but it can be one of the most rewarding and profitable types of gold prospecting when you learn how to do it. This page has information about how to successfully find gold nuggets using a metal detector.
Despite what some dealers may tell you, you aren’t going to have any success finding gold nuggets using a cheap metal detector. Those coin detectors might do a decent job finding coins in the park, but finding gold nuggets is a whole different ballgame. There are only a handful of metal detectors on the market […]
We have now discussed how to research areas to prospect, and how to identify places that have a high likelihood of having gold, but there is one more important consideration that prospectors using metal detectors need to consider; does the area have detectable gold? Is the Gold Large Enough to Find? For those […]
Most metal detectors models have a variety of different coils types that can be used. Most VLF detectors have 2 or 3 different coil types, while some of the PI detectors have dozens of different coil options, some of which cost over $500 each just for the coil! All of these different coils will have […]
Metal detecting for gold nuggets presents quite a few challenges that make it one of the most difficult ways to prospect for gold. The ground conditions in many of the goldfields throughout the world present challenges that most metal detectors have a hard time handling. There are a variety of different conditions that make nugget […]
One of the most impressive gold nuggets mined in California was a monster piece that was found near Randsburg, California in Kern County. It became known as the Mojave Nugget, since it was found in the Mojave Desert region of southern California. It was found in 1977 by a prospector named Ty Paulsen. He used […]