One of the biggest gold nuggets ever found was in 1858 in the hills near Ballarat, in Central Victoria, Australia. The nugget was a monstrous 69-kilograms (152-pounds)! At today’s spot price for gold that would be a little over $3,300,000-US! Though finds like that are extremely rare, there is still gold to be found. One lucky prospector recently found a 63-ounce (4.32-pounds) in the area around Ballarat. Of course, he’s not saying exactly where.
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According to this article, there is still virgin ground in Wyoming!
“Because there was absolutely no easy access to Wyoming gold areas, only a few very hardy prospectors ever even put pick and shovel to the ground,” says the Wyoming Prospectors Association. “The few mining operations that operated did extremely well finding huge amounts of gold.”Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange
The article is a good read about prospecting in Wyoming. A little history, some story, and but of local info. If what they are saying is true, it looks like I might need to reconsider my summer plans for 2020.
The article is a couple of years old, but it’s new to me. It’s about a journalist from London that came to California to do a story on gold prospecting… and stayed!
From the article: Speaking from his home in London, Boggan describes standing chest-high in mud on the Bear River; how 80 percent of California’s gold is still in the ground; and why today’s Americans could use a bit of the pioneer spirit that inspired prospectors during the 1849 Gold Rush.
I found a new gold location in Jamestown, CA. It looks like they are set up for novices and more seasoned prospectors as well. They give classes with equipment, or you can pay-to-play at their location if you already now what you’re doing. Find out more HERE.
If you are, you are close to what looks an awesome time Saturday April 13th! Reed Gold Mine in Midland NC is have a BBQ festival! For $17 you get to try a BBQ and side dish from FIVE RESTAURANTS!! YES… 5!! Makes me wish I didn’t live all the way on the west coast.
They are going to have underground tours, panning for gold, the stamp mill, walking trails, the museum all for free except for panning ($3 plus tax per pan).
Get all the details and tickets here: