Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Does Caliche Grow?
July 2020 by Bob Schall
…being sneaky, I filled in the hole, and buried therein some trash items that I had previously found, just to discourage any other detectorist that might come along.
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
I learned the next day that I was not the only one that had crossed paths with a bear. Dick told us about his harrowing experience from the previous night.
…more difficult terrain must be traversed in the hope of locating small pockets, low depressions or small gullies on needle-covered slopes.
Because waiting for spring seemed to be taking forever, my 15-year-old granddaughter Grace and I decided to pan for gold sooner. The thought was…even if we did not find any gold, we would set a new record for absurdity—gold panning in the coldest weather!
The catch being was that it was about 60 miles from Anchorage near Hope, and a good four or five-mile hike uphill to the claims.
I have a slight mental disorder. It causes frequent lapses in common sense, good judgment and bouts of high fever—gold fever.
The sound got quiet when the fuse burned down into the clay. I waited, and waited…
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