Recently, a California man dug a spectacular 5.17 ounce of gold in his mother's area of Mariposa County, California. The gentle gentleman who found him made his discovery while using a metal finder to search for gold nuggets in an area previously operated by the 49ers. The search engine valued its incredible piece of gold at approximately $ 10,000 because of its beautiful copy quality. The nugget rested about one foot from the soil and was restored at the end of April 2007. Several friends have worked in the area with excellent results and many valuable finds have been made. Just a few weeks before this latest stunning find, another nugget weighing over three ounces was only removed about 50 feet from where the five-ounce plane was found. The location is privately owned and is not open to the public. Locations containing concentrations of large nuggets like this are known to prospectors as "nuggets," and finding them is the goal of people looking everywhere.
Modern metal detectors have proven to be quite a boon for the restoration of large gold nuggets, since old-time explorers did not have an instrument in their arsenal that was close to anything. Although it takes work and special skills to find this kind of large gold, experienced researchers in the western United States and Australia have had considerable success in finding rich nugget patches that were overlooked by ancient miners from the 1800s. The recent increase in the price of gold, which is now close to $ 700 an ounce, has sparked the interest of many to pursue the art of gold mining and many are still heading to the hills to see what they can find.
Mariposa County is a historic site at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Range in the southern tip of California, the Mother Lode area. The city of Mariposa is a popular tourist attraction, declared the "gate to the Yosemite Valley". The area also has a number of other popular family-oriented tourist attractions, including the California State Museum of Mines and Minerals. The collection contains mining artifacts, rare specimens of crystalline gold in its many forms, as well as beautiful gems and mineral specimens from California and around the world. This includes the Fricot self-propelled, 200-ounce crystal gold specimen from California, considered one of the most beautiful pieces of natural gold in the world. The city also allows gold breading in Mariposa Creek that runs through the city.