Hi! Well as I said it, here I am writing my first post, any doubts, suggestions, just let me know, I hope you enjoy this…
What do you think of when you hear the term “Hand of Faith?” Would you think of gold? That is what one of the largest gold nuggets in the world is called. Here is the story of the Hand of Faith.
On September 26th, 1980, Kevin Hillier was using his metal detector near Kingower, Victoria, Australia. His metal detector signaled that something was buried in the ground below him. He dug 12 inches down and revealed the tip of this golden iceberg. A few minutes later and the entire nugget was removed from the earth. How long had it been sitting there just waiting for someone to come along and find it. This is currently the largest gold nugget ever found using a metal detector.
I know what you guys might be thinking… To good to be true… But it’s a real story so if you live in the United States and you would like to take a look at this huge gold nugget yourself then consider yourself very very lucky. It is currently on display at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. This is a luxury hotel / casino in Vegas. The casino supposedly paid one million dollars for this massive nugget.
I’m speechless… Just imagine that you love metal detecting and for a “Fluck” you find a gorgeous, yellow and big GOLD NUGGET, wouldn’t that be awesome???
What do you think about this huge Gold Nugget??? Leave a comment, oh and before I go I’m gonna leave you with the tip of the week…
Gold Prospecting Tip of the Week:
1- Tie a few feet of fishing line to some small lead weights and affix balloons to the line… Set it loose down the river and watch where the weights settle – that’s a good place to start your hunt for gold.
2- If you brush your teeth with a “Sonicare” battery operated toothbrush… Save the two magnets that drive the brush head when you replace it. These are very small but Super strong magnets… You can easily separate them from the brush head with a sideways twist. Use your new magnets to remove black sands from your gold.
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3- In & around hills of shale rock, carry a canvas bucket & long handled, digging tool. Scoop out clay or soil trapped between pieces of shale, place scooped out clay or shale into bucket & carry pail to water source & pan the bucket. Shale rock cliffs & steep hillsides act as a natural sluice box & trap gold over the years as rain water wears down the hills. Submitted by B. Babson Duvall, WA.
So these were the tips, Were they useful??? See you later Gold Folks…