Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Of Mice and Men
September 2020 by Ralph Wetterhahn
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.
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!
What are they? They are too hard to be lead, and are not tarnished like silver should be.
…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 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 right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
The temptation to enter the dark interiors beckoned to me before the day was finished but I resisted.
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