Fells Flat Gold
March 2012 by Tom LeftwichMy wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
Winters are a great time to explore the hills in the area of the Middle Camp, Oro Fino and La Cholla placers on the southern flank of the Dome Rock Mountains.
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
Back at our campsite, while the rest of us grabbed a late four o’clock lunch, Fallyn volunteered to do the clean-up panning.
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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