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February 2016 by Chris RalphDesigning my own dredge...
I had my heart set on finding a large nugget on this trip, and it seemed to me that pounding known patches was not likely to turn up a monster. Inevitably I would spend at least half my day wandering off...
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
I thought things started off okay until I realized I had forgotten some of my gear and had to return to the house. My troubled start was not helped when my boy came up to me a few minutes after my return to show me his first nugget of the day.
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