Saturday I got a chance to head up the hill. I was heading to
the old gold mining camp that Jeff and I checked out a few
weeks ago. The weather wasn't the best, there was a storm
coming in. I was hoping, I had at least 1/2 day to work.
There were few light showers on the drive up there, but once I
got there it started to break up a bit. I started to think, I might
get a full day after all. That thought didn't last very long. I
decided to check out the north end of the flat, we looked at the
south and last time.
I started detecting the outlying areas working in a large circle,
I let the trash I was finding direct me in what direction to go.
After a while, I had found what I thought was the main camp
area. From there I worked out trying to find where they would
dump their trash.
It was slow going because I was digging every target and
filming as I went. The clouds kept getting thicker and darker.
After lunch I decided to head back towards the truck, because
it looked like it was going to start raining pretty heavily any
moment. I was also hoping that once I got the trunk, which
was parked right next to creek, I'd get a chance to look for a
little gold before I went home.
By the end of the day had found one small medicine bottle,
and cornered the market on square nails and barrel hoops. I
went down and took a look at the river, but it was running way
too high to do any prospecting.
This site was definitely a very old mining camp. And I'm sure
this fall I'll be back checking it out again. But I did get enough
footage to put together a video on how to work an old mining
camp. Hopefully I'll have it done and be able to get it out in a