So I went back to my favourite coin/relic site near the old gold mining camp to try find some more coins and buckles I may have missed previously with the Minelab CTX 3030.
On the side of a steep slope which leads into the gully I dug a target which, on the CTX 3030 was the same ID as a sixpence, and since I had dug many here before I was excited to think I may have another.
After 4 inches digging hard clay I was very surprised to see this little beauty in my hand.
I never once thought I had any chance of finding gold nuggets in this location with this detector .
Note also, the detector wasn’t even ground balanced !
The sunburn and 2km walk into the isolated mining camp was worth every painful step.
Next time i go back, i still wont be expecting this again.. Absolute fluke.
She weighs in at 33.7 grams
To view a video about the nugget find please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdF3CQ5XC5E