Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion)
December 2002 by Bob SchlosserTuesday morning started off much like Monday except Jack wasn’t packing a bunch of drill bits. We wandered off toward the bottom of the raise, adjusted our bed boards, had a cup of coffee from our buckets, and smoked a cigarette. Then Jack stretched, stood up, and remarked, “Guess I might as well go up and see what it looks like. You wait here for now. When I call down, send up a section of ladder and eight laggings.”
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Years later I returned with a new detector with a smaller coil and detector technology more sensitive to smaller nuggets. I found my first nugget within five minutes. I had a second five minutes after that.
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