Thanks Steve... this gives me a little insight on that place. I had the idea the ground around Moore creek was a bit more open. I didn't realize the area around Moore creek had that much ground cover (tundra).
...The sort of comes in that Seeker got his in a place where the topsoil had been bladed off in the past. And Paul got his immediately up the channel after I scraped the tundra off the top.
In general, true virgin ground at Moore Creek is too deep to detect. But it is not impossible a person might get a big nugget through the moss, peat, and topsoil in those few areas where bedrock is immediately beneath. Plenty have tried but so far no finds.
I've been on tundra in Nome, that stuff is not easy to get through.