This is a photo of me in a sample hole I dug inspecting my handy work and collecting samples to run back at camp. There was hardly any gold in this hole. I found out later in the season that the reason I did not find any gold here was because I dug to deep/not deep enough. The gold in this seems to be in one of two places, we find it sitting on a clay layer and we also find it sitting right on the bedrock. This hole I dug just past the clay layer but not to the bedrock.
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.