It was the weekend of August 23, 2015. We decided we had to make a pit stop while attending a family reunion in Athabasca (that river is a beauty, how could you say no!). So we stopped, right in the town central to try our luck on the promising Athabasca River. Well...we dug some ground, got a fairly big hole accomplished. Filled it all back in nicely when we were finished. It was a beauty day.
Later on, when we went through all our concentrates we found a nice surprise. Unfortunately, we had found very little gold. BUT.....We were very fortunate to find a nice big pan FULL of garnets. It was a very neat find!! Also found a couple mini pieces of petrified wood. They were cute little guys. The smallest I have ever found! Hope you enjoy!!