Mining Expedition at Eagle Rock—Part I
May 2009 by David ShackletonWe spent the winter and spring months obtaining all of the prospecting and camping gear that would be needed to sustain the five of us for 14 days on the river.
- Apparently snow, rain, heat and gloom have been slowing down mail delivery
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All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
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Upon first entering this district in the early 70s, the trip into the Petersville area by vehicle was risky at best, especially during rainy periods in summer. The road has been improved somewhat since then, but not much.
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A treasure detective, like any detective, is looking for a clue from which he can develop information to solve a mystery. Who? Why? When? The detective sniffs out a trail that will lead eventually to some undiscovered cache of coins...
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