I drove out to a place where I am allowed to hunt for gold. I got to this area at 7am. I didn’t leave until 5pm. This is what I found:
The pieces of tin were paper thin. The curvy nail was wrapped around a rock.
The rock was what is called a “hot rock”. It caused the detector to beep like crazy. The tiny bit of pipe cleaner took me at least 45 minutes to dig out. I was sure it was gold.
I moved several times, but no luck. Still had a ball trying to get better at detecting, better at looking where to detect, better at scrambling over rocks in the washes. Still having fun. Love being in the desert.
Came back into town and saw a sleeping dog.