California Gold and Platinum Nuggets – Where They Were Found (Locations Given)

California Gold and Platinum Nuggets – Where They Were Found (Locations Given)

The gold and platinum nuggets in this video were found in the hills of northern California during many prospecting adventures in many different areas. We take a look as some of these finds and where the gold was found, along with some background into each discovery. Gold is not easy to find by any means, it takes years of dedication and looking in the right places along with a little luck and much hard work to locate finds like these, but sometimes it’s purely luck! Join me as I share some of my golden journeys into the mother lode region in search of gold and adventure!

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  1. iamrichrocker on September 18, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    America the doubt…

  2. shea jamrowski on September 18, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Cool stuff! I live in Coloma and am just getting into panning. Did it a few times as a kid and figured since I lived here it would be fun since I already explore remote areas. Would be cool to meet up with you guys sometime

  3. Robert Shrewsbury on September 18, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Whether Treasure Hunting, Prospecting or Dredging the rivers, be aware of the legality involved

    and beware of what most people do.


  4. AU Guys on September 18, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    God I cant wait to get back out to the hills! Keeping me inspired Jerr, thank you!

  5. Aco747lyte on September 18, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    The reason I subscribed to your channel is because you’re not boastful, or show off with eccentricity that ‘some’ others tend to, and my preteen Molly and I love the friendly way you are, and your pals. We prospect in the US although we’re based in the UK, mostly go bushcrafting close to gold bearing old river, so we go crevicing. Our finds have been amazing. …When Molly found her fist gold nugget she was hooked. I’m mighty proud of her. Many thanks to you ~Wendi

  6. Cool Clide on September 18, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Why don’t yal all head up to Alaska

  7. Michael Pass on September 18, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Your mini the weigh ie very hard to read.

  8. Maximus Meridius on September 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Great scenery, love nature.

  9. Otter Grotto on September 18, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Dammit!! I wish I knew about panning when I lived in California….πŸ˜”
    You don’t need a partner, do you?

  10. Jonah Dannaker on September 18, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Elcot’s crossing?

  11. Michael Pass on September 18, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Is the area gone up in smoke?

  12. Ruslan Butsenko on September 18, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Did the platinum nugget actually felt heavy when you held it in your hand?

  13. Justin Cotton on September 18, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Anybody know what a platinum nugget will ring up on a whites dfx. I mean the vdi numbers. I think i found a platinum nugget because I took a propane torch to a nugget I found and it glowed red but didn’t melt

  14. Jeff Virgil on September 18, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for the share gives a person hope

  15. April R on September 18, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    *Extremely light weight It also **Bestfor.Garden** land for finding any things very easily. Walked out my door using this for the first time and within two feet of my stone driveway found 3 items. The complaints i see from others looks to be people who dont read instructions. Very informative directions.*

  16. Alex Nutu on September 18, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Great video!

  17. Terry windle on September 18, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Hey Jerry need more videos brother been missing you and the other guys

  18. Terry windle on September 18, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    You keep me updated with your plans

  19. Heil Estate Service, Junk Removal & Hauling on September 18, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    My back yard πŸžοΈπŸššβ™»οΈπŸ’―

  20. Robert Wolfe on September 18, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Their use to be a mine on on the river that use to get platnium,tungsten and gold and silver and various other minerals down from the Fremont mine.

  21. Peter Noway on September 18, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Fantastic Video

  22. gold guy USA on September 18, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    So how far north have you found gold?

  23. David Gonzo Official on September 18, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Do you ever sell your finds to companies that buy raw gold ?

  24. chris taskos on September 18, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    funny how the gold is only shown after its been dug up. Wouldnt they show the process? I smell BS

  25. Junior Bernal on September 18, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    What kind of metal detector did you find the big nug at the end while at the reunion

  26. tasteslikeawesome on September 18, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    I guess it’s time to take advantage of my hometown of G-Town

  27. Robert Wolfe on September 18, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    They use to find platinum on the Merced river from bagby up to Briceburg california.

  28. Plutus on September 18, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Large Leaf. Beautiful piece.

  29. Neil on September 18, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    utter horseshit

  30. Kris on September 18, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Great video! I live in auburn/placerville area and just got into prospecting! I also backpack the western states trail and pct. I used to backpack with the Goal of covering a lot of distance. Now I want to backpack to remote places for prospecting! Maybe I’ll run into you!

  31. Stephen Short on September 18, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    bro im a northern california native born and raised 36 years. I have scouted all over looking for gold. And ill tell you. You should try downieville and grassvalley highway 49.

  32. Fire detectorismo RJ on September 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    SALVE LIKE !!!!!!

  33. Ryan Kersey on September 18, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Very awesome. Looks like a fun place to go exploring with nature away from the everyday rat race Plus gold. πŸ•³πŸ§žβ€β™‚οΈ

  34. Wandering Wiers on September 18, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    dude I love gold hunting, only ever found one piece though. Was hunting a area that was heavily mined by the forty niners. Just outside of Plymouth and found a quartz vain where the miners had moved all the overburden. I detected around a bit and long story short got myself a 14 gram nugget. That reef gold you found was a very pretty piece though.

  35. Rancor Revolution on September 18, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Pretty excited hearing the good amount of gold on the south fork.

  36. Adam Mullins on September 18, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Hey man, I’m a not cal local. I love to prospect. I actually purchased a dirt bike just so I could use it to get the the gold easier. Are you guys open to have a new guy come with you? I’m basically retired. I prospect as much as I can.

  37. Jonah Dannaker on September 18, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Are you Georgetown local?

  38. Jeff Everhart on September 18, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Can I join you for a summer?

  39. Smithsgold on September 18, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    back for another look !!!!!!!

  40. Kitty Gonzalez on September 18, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Loved it….Dreams are just that until you follow where they lead. There will, of course, be some hard and harder life lessons placed before you along the dream path….and I’m certain you suffered through a few…learn those lessons, do not repeat the same mistakes each lesson teaches, and THAT is All Anyone Who β€œknows”, knows! It’s when we do Not Learn from our mistakes…we become stagnant….and life is passing by as we remain stuck on the hamster wheel……keep on learning, be wise…and BE HAPPY.πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ŽπŸ™€πŸŽ―πŸ§πŸ˜‰

  41. Cody on September 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    The video consists of not giving locations to where you found it. Probably because y’all went onto private property πŸ˜‚

  42. Donald King on September 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Gold prospecting is the best hobby in the world 🌎 thanks for sharing πŸ‘

  43. FJB2024 on September 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Anybody have pointers for a good detector? Novice here

  44. Jason York on September 18, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Jerry your videos are great. I would like to know how you find out the information on the size of gold in a gold bearing area? I’ve looked and researched everything and nothing said the size of gold. Do please help out a Green prospector. Enjoy all the videos.

  45. dane m on September 18, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Do you find them that clean or is this all after you did the cleaning work?

    I somehow always end up finding native nuggets that are as covered in all kinds of crap as can be.. lol.. I end up spending a week or two to clean them up..

    My last find was a giant ugly magnetite/iron rock.. the weight was around 50g.. it was magnetic and really just didn’t look that great.. but my metal detector kept giving me very very strong gold signals which was really confusing, so I took that uglyass thing home..

    I sandpapered that thing multiple times, tossed it in vinegar with bicarbonate and some other acids..

    After about a week that thing broke in pieces and I was about to lose my shit.. but then I noticed a fade silver color in multiple spots.. so I kept going with the cleaning work…

    And wow… inside of that uglyass rock I discovered 4 decent sized pieces of platinum.. total weight of about 28g..

    What do we learn from this? Don’t judge a rock by its cover/exterior look!!!

    Your platinum nugget story reminded me of this so I decided to share it… it was also my first time that I have discovered a platinum nugget..

  46. Feld Webel on September 18, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    good stuff thx for this

  47. Frank Lobue on September 18, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    The real gold is your friends u make along the way! God bless

  48. Chris Bosschaert on September 18, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    u are rich now

  49. Geno from Reno Prospector on September 18, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Dang Jerry, awesome video. Don’t know how I missed this one. Look forward to seeing you again. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘πŸ˜Žβ›

  50. Edie Ed on September 18, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Ouch million year old forrest million miles now zero in a new age pan.

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