A Successful Trip Through Gold Basin
January 2016 by Fred MasonThis time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
As we walked back we were just reaching the point of where the faulting should be and there, covered with deep grass, was very faint evidence of an old road going up the mountainside! What was that old road doing there?
I returned to the WSPA claim. Still smug from my previous success, I was thinking I could not fail. However, the gold gods had other plans.
Right away I got a target, and it ended up being gold from a nice little bench. With only an hour left of daylight, I continued heading upstream and found five more tiny pieces of gold with my VLF…
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
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