This picture is a typical day of running pay dirt that is about a quarter ounce of gold if we run all day. Lots of people ask me the question, “Does your Mine Pay for Itself?” I always answer with,”Heck no no it does not pay for itself, but my family and me sure do enjoy being out there mining either rain or shine.” I cant put my finger right on the exact reason we like it out there, maybe its working together, or running equipment, or playing save the puppy with my daughter(there always seems to be a puppy stuck in a tree). I guess all of this can be summed up into to two words, Gold Fever, and we all have it. People always use the term gold fever in a bad way, but that is not really what it is to us. Everyone gets gold fever a different way, some cant get it at all. My family and me are running a fever of 104.0 Degrees, and we don’t need any doctor to look at us. A few more sunny days would be nice though.
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.