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Prospecting the Sierra Nevadas, California. Garrett ATX/AT Gold.

Join us in the spectacular Sierra Nevadas of California as we try our hand at underwater detecting with ATX and AT Gold metal detectors in the Feather River Canyon. No nuggets came to light on this occasion but we got some nice California gold in the pan and enjoyed the cameraderie of like-minded prospectors. A big thank you to Joey Wilson, Adventures in Prospecting of Oroville, CA, for organizing this great adventure. Also thanks to Steve Moore from Garrett, and Recce Muru of Garrett Australia for his great camera work.

I decided to finally take a remote back-road “trick route” I’d always wanted to try bypassing Tonopah on the way up from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada. Wow, what a strange trip! A little single lane road in the middle of nowhere complete with a bizarre, sort of spooky and creepy (in a way), semi-ghost town! One of the oddest abandoned places we’ve seen in our years of desert travel. In over 2 hours of driving we saw not ONE other car…nor a single human being. Even when driving through the little town itself. Abandoned cars, trucks..even abandoned soda machines! But not a soul did we see! Haha..I thought being so close to area 51…maybe the aliens abducted everyone! Looks kinda like Fallout New Vegas or Nuketown. a scene straight from GTA! This is why we LOVE Nevada!! No place like it on Earth! ~Kenneth King Bear


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