Had a great day in what will now be known as “The Clay Pipe Factory”.
Another piece of “Cutty Pipe”, coming out of the same dig site. I think I’m digging a trench, that has been worked by the old timers. I have clay right through the middle of the hole, with pieces of burnt wood mixed through it.
Either side of the hole, has good quality gold bearing material. Note to self…. stop digging the clay, chase the gold bearing material.
Both sides of the hole have highly mineralized ground.
It was quite on the gold field today. I had the place to myself. So I just took my time and enjoyed the day. A few rain storms passed through, not enough to worry about.
Plenty of gold in the last clean out. It does lift the spirits, to see the gold shining bright in the sunlight. Hard to believe anyone could mistake fools gold with the real thing. (click on the picture to enlarge)
A good day out. Looking forward to the next trip.