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.
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…
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.
Saturday came and it looked to have the makings of a dreary, misty day. Undaunted, I loaded my truck with my sluice, buckets and gear, and headed for the claim.
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
I noticed an area which I could crawl through to keep going in a straight line. I got about three feet into the pile and Bob yelled for me to stop…
The temptation to enter the dark interiors beckoned to me before the day was finished but I resisted.
All of this made me have to conclude that those dummies just didn’t know what they were doing. It was a couple of years later before the solution for this puzzle became clear to me.
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