Reading A River: Understanding Erosion and Gold
December 2020 by Chris Ralph
Rivers are not just random and accidental; streams and other drainages are what they are because of the forces of erosion acting on the bedrock.
I looked over and saw Ben on his knees, digging at the edge of the Manzanitas, almost underneath them. I thought back to the previous weekend when we were planning this trip—that day had been a “Ben day.”
You keep all you find at Ganes, with weekly tallies kept for a loose competition that I find helps motivate me. I seriously try to find more nuggets than anyone else in a given week, and usually make it or close to it.
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