A few weeks ago I took my viewing box for some upstream prospecting. My method is to use the viewing box to view the creek bottom while I use my gloved hand to whisk away the gravels to expose the bedrock.
One spot showed exposed bedrock with no overburden to whisk away. The bedrock showed some interesting cracks and crevices so I dropped anchor on the viewing box and had my wife come upstream to help me work this new spot. She worked the middle section of the creek and I worked bank side. We would compare sample pans to see where the best pay was coming from. She had the better sample pans so we focused all our attention on her location. Now two people working in close proximity will occasionally bump butts so she moved closer to the opposite bank. Again, we compared sample pans and she was into the color big time. So far, we've pulled ¾ ounce from this location and it's still paying like virgin ground.
While taking a break I noticed this formation just up the creek bank from our location. What caught my eye was the extreme iron staining and then I saw "The Watchman" (circled in yellow). He seemed to be watching over our new location and coaxing us on. If he could hear me, I would tell him "We're not going anywhere any time soon". No pics of gold will be posted until later.
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