New to the metal detecting game and can't find anything, please help!
Last Post 16 Oct 2017 01:41 PM by Lee J. Hahn. 6 Replies.
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Frank BettencourtUser is Offline
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01 Oct 2017 10:42 PM
    I am a 25 year old in the Nevada county area CA and been having the darndest time finding a good place to metal detect for gold! Anyone have any advice as to where I can find some good nuggets? I really want to up my game from flakes and pickers (Sniping and Sluicing) to the chunky good stuff!
    LEO LORENZUser is Offline
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    02 Oct 2017 11:06 AM
    Hi Frank...I really dont have an answer for you....But I dont think anyone here would actually tell you where those spots are.....until they have cleaned out the area first. Generalities on specific areas can be found anywhere on the internet. But I do know many guys in California, go to the high desert in Nevada to do their MD'ing as there is more open space and free land to roam on. More so than Cali...also leess vegetation to fight through as well. I also will wait for someone on this forum, to advise where to go to get nuggets.....as I will get the first flight out. But for some reason....I think I will be waiting a while.l
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    02 Oct 2017 05:10 PM
    Frank,
    Welcome.

    I dont detect but would offer this advise....get out of California, or at least as Leo suggests, hit the high desert.
    In the more common area's, too much trash. Shell casings, bottle caps, old pull tabs ect ect
    Too many people and too much trash.
    You may also try posting down in the metal detection section for more ideas.

    Good Luck,
    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
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    03 Oct 2017 09:45 AM
    If you can get permission to hit some of the old dredge tailings, they can be good, anything over the screen size (usually 5/8 to 3/4") went right out the back. Look at the claims guide for what is found on each claim, might hit some of those that show nuggets. Going to find trash and iron most anywhere this day and age.

    Above all, don't get discouraged, even in prime areas, you might detect for awhile before you hit one.

    Good luck in the search.
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    Frank BettencourtUser is Offline
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    03 Oct 2017 05:16 PM
    Thanks!
    WALTER EASONUser is Offline
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    04 Oct 2017 08:07 AM
    Try to send a message to William Southern or go to his web site at http://nuggetshooter.com/index.html...rect=false
    He is very knowledgeable and active in metal detecting. He is based in AZ also check out AZ Outfitter which is also in AZ. Search for William Southern post in this forum and gather a lot of information.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
    Lee J. HahnUser is Offline
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    16 Oct 2017 01:41 PM
    Hey Frank, Im new to this and interested in MD'ing for nuggets too. Ive been checking out the claims guide and there are a few areas listed. If you'd like a hunting buddy shoot me a message and maybe we can figure this out together.

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