I found some basalt bedrock at the water's edge with cracks large enough to drive my 12 lb pinch point bar into. After removing the bedrock chunks, I would sweep the pay material into the lowest portion of the cavity and use my homemade sucker tube to draw out every last bit of pay dirt.
My first sample pan appears below.
I had to grab a picture as this sample pan was the best I've seen come from Mother Nature's Sluicebox. This is also the first time that I've worked the water's edge.
I pulled a half dozen more pieces of bedrock and worked about 6 more pans before calling it quits for the day.
I'm gaining my Testosterone back but it's still slow going in the physical exercise department, so I felt I did pretty well for my first Autumn outing at Mother Nature's Sluicebox.
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