Lluvia de Oro—A Shower of Gold Awaiting Development in the Sierra Madre—Part II
December 2008 by Steve WilsonAbout 8 a.m. we heard a lot of firing and shouts, and Colonel Carranza with a large force came charging down the hill. The Villistas fled, leaving their animals behind them. Not one of them was killed or captured.
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I hobbled around on the broken up, sorted rock pile. Watching where I stepped, I kept my eye open for quartz with a gray-blue color imbedded throughout the samples I picked up.
On our last trip, we brought ropes and went down the first waterfall forty vertical feet, only to be confronted by a second, sixty-foot-high, overhanging waterfall that emptied into a slot canyon.
This year’s US Gold Panning Championships were held in Gold Bug Park, in Placerville, California. The competition site was set in the park’s pavilion among the trees and adjacent to the stream that runs through the park.
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