California Gold nugget

Denny45

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Dug up this 5.1 gram gold nugget from a small grassy area near town on Easter Sunday. Gold country here in California is 2 hours away, So how did it get here? I’m thinking it fell off a piece of jewelry or maybe dropped by a miner. The area dates back to 1850’s
Used the Deus2 on beach sensitive program. I find park program kind of weak. Down 6 inches deep. This area has been hit hard by others but there are a few targets left.

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moonrock

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Dug up this 5.1 gram gold nugget from a small grassy area near town on Easter Sunday. Gold country here in California is 2 hours away, So how did it get here? I’m thinking it fell off a piece of jewelry or maybe dropped by a miner. The area dates back to 1850’s
Used the Deus2 on beach sensitive program. I find park program kind of weak. Down 6 inches deep. This area has been hit hard by others but there are a few targets left.

Denny
What metal detector are you using. I just purchased a Minelab GPZ7000 becuase my garrett kept picking up junk.
 
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Denny45

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What metal detector are you using. I just purchased a Minelab GPZ7000 becuase my garrett kept picking up junk.
Deus2.
The GPZ7000 is the way to go. It would have detected the nugget 12+ inches deep.
 

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At times I wonder how many of my nuggets were actualy lost by early miners, perhaps placed in a pocket, walked up from the stream and hit the high ground to loose that gold.
 

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