Peshastin Creek, Washington
November 2009 by David KnowlenSuccessful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.
It was the first month of a new year, 1861. Three men, by the name of Young, Blake and La Rossney, who had been somewhat unsuccessful in river mining, went looking for gold elsewhere.
His take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
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After picking up a large grey rock, ready to discard it, I immediately noted it was extremely heavy. My eyes started getting bigger and bigger as I wiped off the surface dirt and moistened it—the color yellow started showing.
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