now. (See looking for the source 22415). This Sunday my nephew David and I, made a trip
into a very remote area we had scouted out last July, ( see we have a plan 72015). The
plan was to see if there was the same type and size of gravel, and the same heavy gold we
have further downstream. The majority of the gold from my claim is coming out of an
ancient channel, and that channel is what I've been looking for.
The area that we went into has a very steep canyon and there was no place for the
helicopter to land on a scouting flight last July. So the plan was to get out on larger rock
outcropping high above the river. When we got in their Sunday we discovered the water
was very low and they're now was a small gravel bar just large enough to set one skid on
while we unloaded. I was very pleased, I wasn't looking forward to climbing down off that
I started detecting right away, after 3 hours of detecting I had found one very small
piece of gold and one small piece of lead. David had decided to do some panning, when I
check back with him several hours later, he had found a small piece of gold a little larger
than mine. We were both surprised by the fact there was virtually no trash in this area. At
that point David decided to do some sniping, and I went further down the river detecting.
By the end of the day, and after talking to David, I am convinced the gold is coming in
further downstream. I found no gravel there that came out of the ancient channel. And the
fact that neither of us found any old trash, leads me to believe the old timers never worked
this area. I don't think this area was worth working in the old days.
I don't like coming home with little to no gold but, I do like finding another piece of the
puzzle. On my next trip I will be looking downstream, between this point and were I've
found heavy gold before. I am slowly narrowing the area down