Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Pots of Gold
April 2022 by Glenn Thatcher
Sure enough, after hiking a couple miles uphill and hacking through some brush, we found the place just as he had described it.
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!
Australians have told me that emus, being very curious, will pick up and swallow anything shiny or unusual. They say aborigines will kick and pick apart any emu poop they see to check them out for nuggets.
We all love to see that first glimmer of gold when it peeks out from under the black sand in our pan, or feel the weight of a nugget in our scoop when we dig a good target. But sometimes things don’t go quite so smoothly.
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.
…more difficult terrain must be traversed in the hope of locating small pockets, low depressions or small gullies on needle-covered slopes.
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.
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