Gold Found With Accumeter Pro
One our many lucky customer's found this crucible gold shaped nugget with the Accumeter Pro near Sacramento where the "California Gold Rush Days" took place many years ago. Evidently, some small gold nuggets were melted down in a crucible during the "Gold Rush Days" but unfortunately some poor sole misplaced it.
Kevin Hamel and his wife were the lucky people to locate it with our Super Pro Accumeter VI metal detector!
The "ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal" was interested in putting this fabulous story in their magazine so we contacted Kevin Hamel with the great news! He wrote this interesting story of how they found it and then submitted it to the editorial at "ICMJ! " The publication came out in December of 2013 and was also put into their online electronic magazine.
A Bit Of History:
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.
Our 29-Troy-Ounce Golden Blessing
by Kevin Hamel
After twenty-plus years of metal detecting in the gold country, I thought I had seen just about everything, including coins, gold nuggets, and some very nice relics.
With summer winding down, my wife and I decided to go try our luck detecting at some old, family-owned private property east of Sacramento. I took along my conventional VLF detector, my Pro-Spector Gold Locator, and Accumeter Pro VI resistivity meter in the SUV as we headed for Highway 49 via US 50 to the property.