This weekend I got a chance to do a little detecting on a site. I've
looked at this site for quite a few years. I never really was able to find
the time to work it. One of the reasons it's always been a "I'm going to
check out someday" site, is it's quite a hike to get to it. I decided, today
was gonna be the day! I'm getting older and the hikes not getting
I got off to a very early start, it was going to be hot, and I want to do
the hike while it was still cool in the morning. I decided to throw my
camera gear in the pack, because this was a good opportunity to do a
"nugget hunting with a metal detector" video. The river was still
running too high to work, so I thought, this could be a good
opportunity to show how to work a site above the high water mark.
The hike was as far or further than I remembered, but once I got
there I was telling my self, good call! I really liked the looks of the area.
It didn't take long at all to get set up and start detecting. I was really
surprised when my very first target turned out to be a nice little nugget.
I was even more surprised when my second target turned out to be an
Between shooting the video and finding the gold, I was having a
very good day. I worked the area until about 3:00 PM. I was not looking
forward to the hike out. The fact that I had found some nice gold and I
was sure I had shot some nice video, made the hike out a lot easier. By
the time I got back to the truck , I felt as if I'd put in a full day.
After I got home, I weighed the gold. I was pleasantly surprised to
discover I had found 4.2 pennyweight. Despite the long hike, I will
definitely be going back to that site.