Old hand drills mixed with rock and quartz.
Here is an offshoot that they tested out, but didn't find gold.
Here is wire silver which apparently is very rare.
Hailey is looking past the wood bracing log and down the tracks to the back of the mine.
Rina found some fools gold and Dave told us all to rub it for good luck.
Then we found some real gold and he told us all to rub it for good luck, too.
The tour included a chance to gold pan for an hour. Thank goodness it stopped raining just as the tour ended so we gold panned and found some fun stuff.
After that we stayed at our friends' house in Spokane again. We lovingly call it the KOJ now. Thanks again, Laci and Andrew for letting us stay. It was so fun to see you again.
The next morning we headed for home, bucking a wind and almost running out of diesel. But we made it!
Mom and Larry took great care of our animals for us while we were gone. A big thank you to them indeed.