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  1. #1
    sillytree

    Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    I live in Los Angeles and would like to purchase a gold detector and go prospecting for gold nuggets.

    Can people suggest a good gold detector for this area (around $800 or so) and good places to look for gold within a couple of hours drive?

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2006
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    Silly: First, I would recommend you join the Gold Prospectors of America (GPAA) They have a Claims Guide that covers the whole country showing places where members can prospect.100% Finders-Keepers. The current guide has approx. 70 or so sites in Ca.

    goldprospectors.com is their Website.

    As far as good Nugget Hunting Detectors are concerned, you have the White's GMT, Minelab Eureka Gold, Fisher Gold Bug-2, Tesoro Lobo, & the Garrett Gold Scorpion. Check out the various TN Topics for awhile & ask Questions. There are more Experts here than anywhere else on the Internet.

    Hope I helped a little, Good Luck!

    Joe
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
                          Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!

  3. #3
    sillytree

    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    Thanks Buscadero! I joined the GPAA this morning and will await the info. I did hours of reading up about metal detectors last night and I am feeling strongly about the Minelab Eureka Gold. I got really excited about the Minelab GP 3500 but my girlfriend freaked out at me over the $3,500 price tag.

    Does anyone actually make a living prospecting for nuggets in California?

  4. #4

    Apr 2006
    Ventura, CA
    LST
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    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    The Lifestyle Store in Hesperia used to nugget shooting classes. Lots of good info for a beginner. Both classroom and field work. Well worth the 20 bucks I spent 2 years ago. Google them if you want more info.

  5. #5
    sillytree

    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    Here is a good gold story in today's Los Angeles Times:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines

  6. #6

    Apr 2006
    Ventura, CA
    LST
    801
    9 times

    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    Whats the GPS coordinates on that river.

  7. #7
    Flatlander bitten by the gold bug.

    Jan 2005
    286
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    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    Sillytree,

    Check out 49ers as a club as well.

    go to http://www.goldgold.com/

    There are MANY locations with an hour or 2 drive of LA.. In the mohave, San Gabriels, You will find those out when you get the claim guide..

    Gold is where you find it..

  8. #8

    Sep 2004
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    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    I would look at the whites mxt then you could have the best of both worlds, coins and gold.

  9. #9
    sillytree

    Re: Los Angeles Area nugget prospecting

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl
    I would look at the whites mxt then you could have the best of both worlds, coins and gold.
    Really? I did not realize a detector can do both. Now I am totally confused.

 

 

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