Anyone here doing this?
I spent some time in Az. on Lynx Creek camping near the Old Ghost Town of Walker...doing some panning and found a some nice gold. Also met some great folks while there.
Well, while off-trail hiking like I often do, I sometimes find interesting rocks/crystals and have found fossils at times... But I don't go out for that reason.
I've been watching the GPAA gold prospecting shows on TV for about 5 years now. I like the idea of using a metal detector to find the stuff bigger than dust. I'd like to get an Eric Foster and a Gold Bug II detectors .
I did try the metal detector but must say not for long....I found some really nice pickers, and some fines, just digging and panning in Arizona along Lynnx Creek.
I do think that if I put more effort into using my metal detector I might do very well...I am living in Arkansas now and do go to the Diamond mines in Murfreesboro Ar. but so far no luck...but makes for a great day of mud and in the sun fun!
I also like to take a small stone with me on travels and drop it along the way....trade it for another to bring back.
recently a guy told me about his adventure, being invited by some friends of his to a camp in swizerland and getting a tutorial in panning gold in a river... he found some tiny pieces though, but the one who really cashed was the host of the tutorial, because it was quite expensive...