Over the years I've had customer ask if I'm willing to trade quality gold nuggets (clean nugget gold) for gold prospecting equipment, searchcoils and metal detectors. For the longest time I have stayed away from that market, as it's work for me to resale the gold trying to make a few bucks.
Talking with a customer on the phone today, he said he was waiting to get his funds from the refinery and then he is going to purchase a new SDC 2300. I asked him how much he was getting per ounce and he said 80% on gold that is .900 fine or better.
If anyone is looking for a prospecting item, I would consider trading items/searchcoils or even maybe a detector if the gold was good quality. I'm willing to give you 80% of current spot value for the gold nuggets towards any purchase. This at least allows a customer to get the product(s) in their hands without having to hassle with selling gold.
I would prefer to see the gold nuggets first hand before the trade. I want to inspect for quality and purity (Yes I have access to a XFR Allow Tester).
Just something to consider.