California’s Largest Gold Nugget

Here is a video of the largest gold nugget  in California. It’s not the largest ever found but it’s a big nugget. I heard that it was found with a detector but only after heavy equipment was used to expose it. Apparently it was buried under dredge piles or some other such placer mining debris. Owner hopes to fetch $250,000 at auction.

The find comes from near Washington, California in the high Sierras.

It’s the stuff of dreams.

(As in, in your dreams) This was actually proved to be a fraud. The gold nugget is real enough, but it was found with detectors in Australia

Drywashing in Arizona

Here is a little video of exactly what I was talking about a few months ago in my “How to find gold” Series. Where good gold nuggets are found with a metal detector, there is certainly good fine gold to be had with a dry washer. See how they cleaned right down to bedrock with vacs. This is the way to do it, straight from the expert: Rob Allison. Enjoy!