Our Old Friend, Mr. Crashbox
January 2021 by Harry Griffin
…what adjustment can I make to my dredge that will enhance its gold-catching ability?
I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
On the day prior to Mother’s Day I was able to get out and spend a few hours prospecting. I wanted to try some new settings on my detector, and I had a place in mind to do that.
Within the first 3 hours he and I had found pocket after pocket of gold and couldn't wait to tell Levi of our treasure.
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
I picked up a noticeably heavy, fist-sized chunk of what I thought was a heavy piece of iron. After wiping some of the dirt and clay off, I still didn't know what on earth this object was.
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