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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
White's GMT Metal Detector Finds Gold Nugget
Last winter I met some folks that told me about Dome Rock in Quartzsite, Arizona, where the ground is covered with quartz and you can still find gold nuggets! So I bought my White's GMT last January from Kellyco and started hunting around Quartzsite - out in the desert - from January through the last part of March. It gets WAY too hot to stay in Arizona in the summer time, but when it's cooler I take my GMT with the DD search coil and my pinpointer out as far as possible.
It took me a few days of trying before I finally figured out that I should get off the desert floor and up into the dry washes of the mountains. Now I pretty much avoid areas where humans can live or camp, so if something "beeps" I know it is worth diggin' for. And for me, that is in the dry washes. If you get down lower most of the targets are foil, and while I did find an old bullet one time, I've dug enough foil to keep me out of the desert forever!
But it didn't take long for my White's GMT to find the nuggets up high! I've found a lot of these in and around Quartzsite. I found a 2.3 gram nugget I wrapped in a "nugget spider." The others range in size from tiny to an inch long! But the best part is that I keep finding them"Joe Quartzsite, Arizona