A Golden Summer
November 2014 by Ray MillsHis take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
I figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.
My wife Dorothy has always enjoyed tent camping. She thought she was really roughing it at established campgrounds until I convinced her to take a trip with me to drywash for gold in a remote corner of an arid desert wilderness...
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
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