A little gold to brighten the day.
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Very nice work. Congratulations on your finds.Thank you all for the comments and the likes. On numerous occasions when I work the stream, I do remove what I call “cemented rocks.” Simply put, these rocks are embedded at the bottom with clay and have not been moved or altered. If the water depth isn’t beyond two feet, I’ll carefully remove it from the bottom with top clay/gravels intact. Once placed on the bank, I then can make a thorough cleaning and place all contents into a pan. Photos 1 and 2 illustrate this with the before and after look. The last photo is the end result of what gold was recovered from this single rock.
Granted not all rocks with clay hold gold. I have found that for the most part, a creamy substance type clay without gravels are the ones that will hold no gold. Still I wash each rock because one never knows.
A beautiful cool June day on the claim. Still there is the expected high water with mountain runoff’s but “If gold don’t care,,, I don’t care.” Just being in the woods and hearing the swift ripples in the creek is enough for me. And the gold, well that is the icing on the cake.
Why thank you Bob. Plenty of claims still to be had. Gold in most streams in Idaho,,, just got to put in the work and do the research.
Ma Betty, the above mentioned piece of gold certainly does resemble that of a rifle. And the “in God We TRUST & GUN” part, makes it that more meaningful. Love the way you think. Sometime I’ll have to “show and tell” my Idaho lookalike nugget and what I call my Van Halen nugget. Very cool discovery Ma!!