Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Throwing Away Thousand-Dollar Hot Rocks
September 2021 by Bob Schall
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.
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
On about the fifth time across one of these slopes, and down near the little wash...bam! I found a nice chunk of rock, laced through with gold. Wow! How had I missed this?
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.
Midway into my first tank of gas I was beginning to see color in my sluicebox. Needless to say, I was excited.
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