Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part II
June 2012 by Steve HerschbachYou keep all you find at Ganes, with weekly tallies kept for a loose competition that I find helps motivate me. I seriously try to find more nuggets than anyone else in a given week, and usually make it or close to it.
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
It all started with a phone call from my friend and prospecting partner Pat Keene. He told me that he knew of an investor who was just starting out in the gold industry and was looking for a gold consultant to go to Africa to prospect and analyze a 400 sq. mile concession in the middle of the Congo rainforest. I waited for the “just kidding” line...
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
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