By using a dedicated metal detector specialized in gold nuggets detection – generally those devices is cheap and simple and easy to use, the prospector can search for natural gold underground.
Here are 4 steps required for any successful gold detection:
Step 1 – Prepare for Your Search
The preparation for gold prospecting is very important step to get great results, first thing you must know where to search and get detailed info about search area like soil type and land ownership as you must obtain permissions before searching for gold nuggets on private lands or mining company lands
Step 2: Purchasing a Gold Detector Device
You must purchase a metal detector device to find gold
nuggets, the device must be easy to use and lightweight and you must choose
right device for your needs and conditions
It is recommended to get a high-frequency detector as it more sensitive to gold and look for automatic ground balance controls adjust automatically according to the iron content in the rocks.
Also choose a detector that displays the depth of the detected object, it will help you to know precisely how far down you need to excavate.
Buy coils in multiple sizes as larger coils will find larger objects at greater depths, while smaller coils will find smaller objects at shallower depths.
Also purchase a pair of high-quality headphones that muffle outside noise and enhance the faint sound made when nuggets are detected.
Step 3: Practice Using Your Metal Detector
1 – Assemble your metal detector by following the manufacturer’s instructions
2 – Practice using your metal detector at home.
– Don’t practice outdoors with the detector until you become proficient at operating it.
– Place metal objects like bottle caps, can tabs, coins, nails and gold jewelry on a wooden table.
– Run the detector over each object to get an idea of what the detector will sound like when it encounters these metals.
Step 4: Use Your Metal Detector to Search for Gold Nuggets
1 – Transport yourself and your equipment to the area that you have chosen to prospect
2- On the land move the metal detectors coils side-to-side and low along the surface of the ground. Avoid sweeping in a pendulum pattern in which the detector comes up high off of the surface of the ground when it goes to the far right or far left in your sweeping pattern
3 – Perform overlapping sweeps. If you do not slightly overlap your sweeps, then you may miss small deposits between swept areas
4 – Treat all positive findings as indicators of larger deposits. Gold rarely occurs in small swaths, so prepare to excavate more deeply if you find a small nugget