Gold Nugget Detecting In Nevada

I came to the Reno-Sparks area in 1979 to attend the Mackey School of Mines, and have never left. Its a beautiful area and the desert dry placers of northern Nevada are not too far away. Like many of the local prospectors in this area, I am interested in nugget shooting for gold with a metal detector. For me, its a fun and exciting hobby, but patience and skill are required to be successful. Gold just does not occur here and there spread over everywhere, so before one can find gold, you have to know the right places to look. That's why I have assembled the following information on the placer districts of both Northern Nevada. Its still pretty small, but I expect to be adding more information soon. Nevada Produces a huge amount of microscopic sized gold each year, and I've included information on that in this section as well. While this may be enough info to get you started, further details on the claims and land status of the goldfields can be obtained from the regional office of the BLM, located on Financial Bld. in Reno, or through the internet at the BLM's LR2000 website. Click on the highlighted topic links below to access the information I have assembled for you to review.  Good luck in your prospecting and may you find that big nugget that's out there waiting for you!

For Information on Placer Gold Districts in Located In Northern Nevada, check out the links below:


Information on Prospecting In The Majuba/Rye Patch Area


Placer Mining Areas of Northern Nevada
(Maps of the State's gold placer districts)

Large 43 gram gold nugget found with a metal detector


Nevada's Micron Gold Deposits


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