Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thursday, June 7 – Gold Dredge No. 8
A short train ride took us to the dredge.
They gave us a demonstration of how this drag bucket would work underground
by sending it into this pile of gravel
Now we are coming up to the dredge and here is how it works..
A panning demonstration
Now we will go to the other side where the fun begins – they are here to welcome us and give us our bag of gold! We will sit undercover at a trough to pan….really roughing it.
I was so busy finding my fortune, I forgot to take any photos until we were done. LeRoy is packin’ up his gold – $33.00 worth
Here’s my $7.00 worth!
Here LeRoy is taking a photo of what he really wishes he had
Yes, I would like it, too. Guess that nugget is too big for an earring!
Pictures from this side of the dredge
The drag buckets