Public area gold

Wow, amazing! :heart_eyes:

This question might sound a little bit dumb, but is it possible to find that much gold with just an ordinary pan? I guess that you’re dredging the bottom of a river, but are there any chances to find nice sized nuggets like that outside the rivers.

Thanks.

//Elias

Non of the gold was dredged mate, all pan and shovel or snipe. It’s most certainly possible to pan big nuggets, you just need to be at the right place at the right time

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Cool! That gives me hope for the future :grinning: When you say “sniping” do you mean like hunting with a metal detector? If that’s the case, what kind of detector are you using? I have my trusty old X-Terra 705, would that be a good machine for nugget hunting you think? Last two questions, do you need to get a permission to hunt on public lands, or can you just do it without even asking anyone? Are you hunting on private, or public lands?

I’m sorry for bothering you with all these questions, but I find this very interesting, and I’m really impressed by your finds. I would love to find my own gold someday, and next year might just be my chance since I’m planning to go on a trip to New Zealand, and stay there for a year :slight_smile:

//Elias

You won’t find much with a detector really, sniping is just diving in the river and searching by hand. Have a look on YouTube for ideas.

Mad respects buddy as my dad woulda said, son that man’s committed.
Really inspiring I’m looking at panning on the west coast probs next year.

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Classic, the girlfriend wants me to go find some gold porn hahahahahaha

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Oh :flushed: Just watched a video about how to sniping for gold, didn’t realize it was under water business lol. Well, now I see how my questions about metal detectors suddenly make no sense in this thread… :joy:
Thanks anyway!

//Elias

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This is me diving near my home in Queenstown- Gold snipe Queenstown Nz - YouTube

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It looks like so much fun, I need to try it some time! Got yourself a new subscriber :grinning:

Awsome buddy very helpful