Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: How Curiosity Burst My Platinum Bubble
August 2020 by Bob Schall
What are they? They are too hard to be lead, and are not tarnished like silver should be.
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!
Midway into my first tank of gas I was beginning to see color in my sluicebox. Needless to say, I was excited.
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!
My next strategy was to walk anywhere and everywhere that I had been inside this home and garage. I looked on the floor, in the bathroom, I checked the bathroom trash can, and I even pulled the shower curtain back and looked in the bathtub.
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
…more difficult terrain must be traversed in the hope of locating small pockets, low depressions or small gullies on needle-covered slopes.
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