Nugget Shooting in Ecuador
Hello Stan, First let me say a big THANK YOU for such an excellent and informative site. WOW, what a lot of great information.
I do have two specific questions for you.
1: Where can I purchase ALL of your e-books in ONE fell swoop? Would there be a discount for such a large purchase?
2: I am looking to travel to Ecuador to check it out as a retirement location and I specifically want to know if Nugget Shooting is a possible avocation there. Your books will guide me to productive areas, but how does Nugget Shooting work within the laws, land ownership, personal safety and general customs of Ecuador?
I really look forward to your answers. Thanks Again, Chris
Stan's response: Thanks for the kind words Chris. For me, Ecuador has been a kind of explorer's paradise over the years. It is not for everyone, but it sure has been great for me. You may like it a lot too.
Although gold nugget shooting is not practiced by many people in Ecuador yet, the prospects are huge. Large gold nuggets have been found in several different parts of the country.
One of my favorite coarse gold areas is around the Tena area in the jungle. Many kilometers of ancient channel gravel/bedrock contact zones are fully exposed if you know where to look. I have literally seen millions of dollars of coarse gold commercially mined from these channels when I worked with Hampton Court Resources in years gone by.
I have watched Natives hand pan these contact zones with great results. Of course I have taken friends to some of these proven spots too so as to not waste much time when prospecting. Everyone always finds nice gold. These areas would also suit a metal detector just fine.
In additions to this huge area, I also love the upper stretches of the Jatunyacu River. Here you will find many kilometers of exposed bedrock in the live, flowing river. During flood stages, large quantities of gold come down the river and lodge in the cracks and crevices. This is also coarse gold country and the Jatunyacu is one of the richest rivers in the world.
As in all parts of the world, in order to enjoy success in Ecuador, you must have a good detector and be an expert in its use. You must also be a very good and experienced gold prospector, and know where to look.
I hope that helps to get you started!
As for the my e-products, just e-mail me a list of everything you want and we could discuss a very deep discount.