Where Do You Find Gold? The hot deserts of Nevada hold several secrets including bits and pieces of metal, one of the most sought after being gold. While the environment itself is hostile, you with a trusty metal detector (a Minelab GPX 5000, for example) can choose the right times to search for gold in the right spots. You could get enormously lucky but it is going to take some work.
How Do You Do It?
Get yourself a Minelab GPX 5000 and prep to find some elusive Nevada gold.
- As nugget-hunting machines go, the GPX 5000 is an ace choice.
- Statements say all the gold in Nevada has been tapped but miniscule pieces still remain that advances in technology is helping people find.
- The idea is to go to locales where gold has already been found before; like old mine tailings. If you have dug some up in the past, use a GPS point to head over to that region.
- It will take a few hours, maybe more, so do not lose heart. Once you catch a decent signal, remove the topsoil to help pinpoint the source of the beeping in your detector.
- Be sure to ground balance the detector coil on top of the dirt you just removed. This reduces mineralization interference.
- You can adopt a rare earth magnet and attach it to the coil head to help effectively pick out your gold nugget(s).
Take all the right tools without overloading your satchel. You need to travel as light as you can; desert country, hint. If you feel the detector has given a false alarm, it is quite common so do not give up yet, keep moving.
False alarms are termed ‘hot ground sounds’, the converse being ‘actual target sounds’.
- Important: By this time, you have probably been immersed in the Nevada heat for a while. Keep hydrated as you continue. You may not be far off the mark if you assume the gold is hiding because of the heat.
- Scour hill terrain top to bottom and up/down. You may come across birdshot and/or small metal pieces. Perhaps gold, you never know.
- A repeatable target will make repeatable sounds; so far so obvious. Start digging.
- Oftentimes, when you dig deeper there will be a change in soil color.
- Keep narrowing down your search until you have a handful of dirt, maybe less, to sift through. Take some dirt, sift, search, throw the dirt away, and repeat.
It is a matter of luck, patience, and logic. You will gradually increase your chances of finding gold and striking a good solid nugget at that.