The Pothole Patch
January 2015 by Lunk"Suh-wheet!" I exclaimed as I sprang to my feet and quickly pumped my detector coil high overhead to alert Smokey that I had just found a nugget.
The sun was beginning to set, which put the light at just the right angle against the hillsides to where I believed that I spotted a very small dig and tailings pile up the hill near the top of the second wash.
I’ve had great success using it to gather gold from crevices. I’d like to share the design with all of you gold miners reading this article and hope that you get as much satisfaction building and using it as I did.
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
So, I took the plunge. I decided on the maximum I would pay for the claim, then placed my bid. A day later I received a congratulations e-mail that I was the high bidder, and oh, by the way, send us your money.
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