Arizona Prospector Rescued from Mine Shaft
November 2018 by Associated Press
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
It took me awhile before I finally got a nice mellow signal. My nugget turned out to weigh in about two dwt (pennyweight). Over the next few hours, we all picked up a few more nuggets apiece.
The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.
Setting up a gravity dredge
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