Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Gold Prospecting


This morning we tried our hand at a real Arizona pastime, gold prospecting. We Jeeped over to Quartz Ledge Mine, once a fairly successful gold mine located near the western end of Roosevelt Lake and spent the day digging in the dry riverbed below the mine. We didn't find any nuggets, but we did see gold flecks in some of the sand. It's a relaxing way to spend the day particularly in nice weather. We'll go back and dig some more...wish us luck!
These are pictures of what's left of Quartz Ledge Mine, you can still see the ore cart tracks leading out of the mine.