Gold Prospecting: For Better or Worse
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Those Blasted Boulders!
October 2020 by Norm Welkeri
The sound got quiet when the fuse burned down into the clay. I waited, and waited…
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Cold Gold
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!
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Of Mice and Men
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.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The Good Luck and Bad Luck of Prospecting With Animals
I saw a big brown hind end of what at first I thought was an elk, about 75 yards away. I was standing behind a large tree and stopped and peeked around the tree to see what it was.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Warning Signs
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…
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Gold Is Where You Find It
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.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Tangling With A Desert Monster
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.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Powerless
My brother Darryl and I had not had a prospecting adventure since January and we wanted to try out our new drywasher, so we decided to go for the weekend and check out some claims near Barstow…
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