At first Mike just told us where to find a creek that we could pan gold in. Then we just asked him to go with us. Back when we did the gold panning in North Carolina we paid for the dirt, this time we just went out in a creek and dug up the dirt.
We get there and go down an embankment to the creek.
|We have to haul everything down to the creek|
|Then we walk a ways down the creek|
We had picked up some new waders in Bronson, so we got to use them. When we first arrived at the creek, there was ice on the water so I was glad to have them.
|Mike didn't have any but he sure could have used them|
Panning for gold is hard work.
Mike made this sucker tool. You dig down to the bedrock (the rock bottom of the creek) and then suck up the dirt on top of it. That is where you are suppose to find the gold. After you get the dirt up then you have to pan it.
|There is a small speck of gold in there. If you look really hard you may see it. lol|
|Looks like she is taking it easy, but she is just taking a lunch break|
|They moved some big rocks|
|Climbing these rocks were hard|
|It was rough going but it was fun|
All I found was some bullets, It looks like the area was used for target practice.
Well there is another episode of our gold digging days. Hopefully with many more to follow. Oh by the way, when we are done we collapse.Ed says in 10 years we might have 50 dollars worth lol