Gemstones to Die For
November 2014 by W. Dan HauselSome gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
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Adam’s condition had been deteriorating every step of the way. At times, I could only coax him ten or twenty feet before he laid down again. He refused to eat or drink. At this point, I realized we might not get out of the canyon by dark and might need help getting Adam out at all.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
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