Been a while, have a lot of stuff to catch our readers up on.
Most importantly, the formation had presented us with a gift. If you look at the main picture you can see the uniform horizontal layers, but then, as you look lower, you can see they tilt at an angle. I know what you’re thinking, there must bee a depression in the bedrock there! I bet the gold settled there when the river used to run here! Sure enough, the bedrock is getting deeper, and the gold is getting better – chunkier and more of it. Too bad we can’t run any more of it because we broke the little tractor we use for loading the trommel. 🙁
Now we are taking a trip to town to get it fixed and that gold is just sitting there, singing to us.
Here’s what it looked like for the stuff we got to run before the tractor died.