Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Dum-Dum Dodges a Boom-Boom
May 2020 by Bob Schall
He could tell that the top part just slid partway down over the bottom half. So, he tried to twist it apart with his hands. No go!
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
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.
The dredge and our gear, with us clinging on to the sides, bounced along until it got hung up on a large boulder in the middle of the river.
My brother Darryl and I had not had a prospecting adventure since January and we wanted to try out our new drywasher, so we decided to go for the weekend and check out some claims near Barstow…
What are they? They are too hard to be lead, and are not tarnished like silver should be.
If you have done any hiking in rough terrain you are well aware that going down a slope is much more difficult and dangerous than climbing it.
He got out his new salt gun and began searching for the source of the intruder. He soon isolated the sound to a point in the rafters above the stove.
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