Drag and Beep
On a recent trip out west to Nevada I ran into my friend Jack
the Copper Nugget Man.
Jack can be found almost every day in the gold fields either swinging
his Minelab or his Gold Bug 2. This day I ran into him he was busy
doing an old prospecting technique called drag and beep.
He would drag down the gold bearing piles of dirt some heavy
equipment had piled and then detect them.
Every couple inches this brings up the nuggets to detectable reach
and he's doing quite well at this.
His favored detector is a Fisher Gold Bug 2 with the little coil.
This combo is capable of finding the littlest gold nuggets and flakes.
He has found hundreds of nuggets doing this technique.
Thanks again Jack for the photos
and good luck beeping!
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