During an unusual thaw in the Montana winter, I found this piece in area that had not produced at all in the past. It was a surface find in a bedrock crack and I could hardly believe what I was looking at! I still use the Gold Bug-2 a lot. This specimen weighs 2.5 Troy ounces. Marc
At a new site I cut a trench to test for gold. My fiend could not pan any color but I grabbed my trusty Gold Bug 2 and came up with a small nugget in layer fine sand in the wall of the cut. I use this technique often with great results. This took the project from “there is no gold here” to a spot that produced many ounces of gold. This is a picture of some of the gold produced with a wash plant as a result of the best detector on the market with ability to find sub grain gold easily. Marc
I started detecting around the time the Gold Bug-2 was first released and I am now an avid prospector. Many people ask what detector I use and I always tell them to get a Fisher! I use the Gold Bug-2 and I also use a Caterpillar 303 mini excavator to get the deeper gold, and the combination is the easy way to go and low impact. Marc from Montana.
Some Montana gold nuggets
The large nugget was found in a place called nugget gulch. All found with my trusty Gold Bug-2