Just down the hill from the Quartz vein that we found, it looks like at some point in time someone dug a very deep sample hole by hand. Its a kinda creepy looking hole I was planning on digging it up next year with the backhoe to find out what the digger was chasing. You don’t dig a hole that big by hand if your not finding anything. It looks like one of those holes you would see in a scary movie, you know the cursed ones that everyone in the audience says don’t go in there stupid, and they do anyway. Hopefully next season I will be able to report a mother load find in this spot, and not a Zombie.
Here’s my daughter and me looking for that glory hole! This spot did have a little gold but not enough to continue digging. So we cleaned up the mess we made and moved on to the next speculation. Lyra loves the tractor, she drives and operates it with a little help from dad, Sometimes we even just go for a cruse in it.
Notice the rag hanging from the Hydrolic cylinder on the excavator arm, I had a leak and the rag made it so the fluid would run into containment when it was sitting during the week. There was a lot more wrong with the tractor so it went from the mine straight to the tractor doctor. The parts list to repair this tractor was five pages long….Paying the bill was like passing a kidney stone.
Its been a while since I posted anything, been kinda busy. This summer I did find a little over two ounces of gold this summer, that however does not cover the cost of repair on the backhoe. The above picture is a fallen tree on the trail into the gold mine. Stay tuned as I will be posting some more Pictures of our Quartz Creek claim and of the gold found this year.