overburden

I went and explored part of the canyon that I haven't been to yet. The two really big floods this season buried everything here with new logs and feet of new overburden. There is color, but hasn't been concentrated yet, bummer.

Making a plan…

I need to get back down to the river to document the damage. The featured image shows a big crack in the hillside across from hole #1. One, I'm curious what got moved where, like the tree I used to cross to the sand bar.  Two, I know for a fact that one of the... Continue Reading →

90 Degree Turn

First time I've seen a river make a perfect 90 degree turn. The moss you see is on solid rock that goes very deep into the river.

Hole 2 Day 5

Here we go... My sluice, that's sitting above hole 2, is the level of the river on the other side of the bar.

Hole 2 Day 4

It seems like everyday I get less done than the day before. There is a very good reason why I am digging this way. #forcedtobreakthelaw Like I mentioned in a previous post, my body is broken. Where I started digging, I was digging across instead of down. With my bad back and knee, this is... Continue Reading →

Letting the Silt Settle

Sorry about the flare. Regulations are tough in these parts. This isn't part of the regulations, just trying to keep the rocks from being slippery. Its good for test pans too. None of my mud from walking around gets in the river either.

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