Add my detector, pan and shovel... ready for adventure around Sandy UT

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Add my detector, pan and shovel... ready for adventure around Sandy UT

books on dowsing

Winter allows for dreaming and reading and planning. What to tackle in the warmer times?

One of my hobbies is looking for gold. I will settle for silver, meteorites or forgotten treasure.

My early training in Archaeology included Geology and an interest in alluvial gold. Utah provides my playground - a State with a history of mineral wealth (I live a few miles from the World's largest open cut copper mine and a short distance from historic silver wealth in canyons of the Wasatch Front) with much documentation of early sites.

I have used the winter months to brush up on my dowsing skills (occult to some, but quite practical in application) designed to improve my success rate. Map dowsing to start with followed by field application, all very non-intrusive. Plenty of books available on the subject.

Even using my power chair, I can cover a lot of territory with day trips in my van from Sandy UT.

Much like fishing, get something or turn up empty handed, the prospecting process is always full of expectation. And my stories just as expansive.

Fishing, hunting, prospecting... Utah offers adventure everywhere.



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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Larry,

I think looking for gold is a very interesting hobby and can be very profitable. I live in CA and this state was one of the biggies in the gold rush era. Good luck and show us some nuggats this spring. 

Mar 04, 2014 12:00 PM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Kristin - my previous work here has produced tiny nuggetd and a variety of gold flake. I work on the premises that gold is where you find it and gold is where it has been found before. Gold rushes of CA and Australia were about the same time and with similar enthusiasm. The old fields in Oz entertained me for many years.

Mar 04, 2014 12:24 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like fun Larry, I would enjoy doing a bit of this someday too.

Mar 04, 2014 02:28 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. I have always wanted to to try the prospecting you mentioned here. Perhaps a trip to your neck of the woods.....

Mar 04, 2014 08:14 PM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Larry, Utah provides a lot of outdoor activities. Sounds like you don't miss many! Enjoy your day!

Mar 04, 2014 08:33 PM #5
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
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Dear Larry -

Love the BOOMERANG in your photo! Hope you are doing well and that LOTS of interesting specimens show up!

Your Atlanta friend -

Mar 05, 2014 10:25 AM #6
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Bob - you are outdoorsy enough to really enjoy it.

Sheila - always a benefit to go where the odds of success are in your favor.

Wayne - activity enhances the adventure.

Lynn - prospecting take a lot of different forms. Makes life interesting.

Mar 05, 2014 04:39 PM #7
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