Ok, So yesterday was my official breaking of ground in search of the good stuff. That's as greenhorn as it gets right?. I went on a GPAA claim in San Bernardino Mts.(Yes I'm a member) I went there the week before but couldn't find the claim. This time I went straight to it. Anyways, I went into the thick of it and could see spots that others had dug. I looked at the terrain and didn't go to the current dried up stream flows but looked at it with a longer timeline.... Then I picked a spot and started shoveling.
After three concentrated buckets being thrown into my drywasher, I started panning it out. GOLD! And not just a little. I found 3 small pickers and a bunch of small flakes.
After 2 hrs of digging and a hole about 3'x3' the sun was dipping so I packed it out. The gold found didn't cover the gas expense to get there but for 2 hrs of work I could imagine what a weekend of it would do....... I'm now struck with the fever! Now if I only had a good mpg truck instead of my dog of a jeep.