Glen's Big Find
November 2008 by Glen HolderfieldI got a huge signal, and I was thinking it was just another piece of junk—perhaps an old can or piece of a shovel.
Bela and Barbara Kovacs began prospecting for gold about seven years ago as a family orientated outdoors activity. A welder by trade and lured by the simple fact that beach sands can contain small bits of precious metals, Bela decided a few years ago to build a sand sucking contraption that can sift the shoreline for anything worth keeping.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
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