June 2015 by Ray MillsEasing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
The mysteries of this spot were only just starting to develop. There is nothing but very bland granite-type rocks here, meaning no bold, favorable indicators.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
Of course, I know a bit about crevicing, but Steve seems to really have a knack for it, and I’m all about continual learning. I can always learn a few tricks from the pros.
I decided to dig near it to see if there were any more and immediately uncovered others. In total I found a pocket with over 100 crystals in it. I was hooked.
I love to dry wash old nugget patches found by detector operators, and I have found my fair share of gold dry washing those areas. I have also found a few nuggets using a detector on the bedrock exposed by dry washing the patches.
I cleared the connector by poking a small Phillips screwdriver through it. To ensure the bore was clean, I dunked the connector into some water and then blew it clean with my shop air compressor.
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