The Weekend Gold Miner
Excerpt from "The Weekend Gold Miner"
”Getting at the gold deposited in the bank at a bend in the former stream requires a little planning.
The gold’s inertia will drive it into the bank at this point, but over the course of time since the last flash flood the gold will continue to settle, while mud and dust will gradually build up the bank.
This means that you should look somewhat back from the edge of the bend, and downward.
Try digging down from the top of the present bank at the point where you guess the gold might have settled.
Pan as you dig; at first you will get nothing, then presently you should begin to see to color if your guesses are right.
Keep going down into the main pocket. This process, by the way, is known as ‘drifting’.”
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