Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: If the RV’s a Rockin’, Please Come a Knockin’
March 2020 by Jon Cunningham
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.
The sound got quiet when the fuse burned down into the clay. I waited, and waited…
At first we decided to see what the flat by our camp would produce where the old-timers had worked it with their Pelton wheel and dragline buckets.
It all occurred when Gus and I returned to a remote placer gold area where we had previously found really good gold. The problem was that it would take about an hour to walk through the desert to get to it.
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
As we got closer to a wide stream bed, we started hearing some gunfire. It was single shots at first, then semi and automatic weapons fire…
It said to put a number of different-sized nuggets in a jar, and then cover them with the magic cleaner fluid. Then, vigorously shake the contents for a couple of minutes.
The temptation to enter the dark interiors beckoned to me before the day was finished but I resisted.
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