Jan 272011

ISO 80; f/4; 1/1000; 5.2mm (Canon SX10) (Cropped)

I attended the Q.I.A. Pow Wow Rock & Gem Mineral show last week.  Curiosity drew me to this booth.


ISO 80; f/4; 1/160; 5.3mm (Canon SX10)

Turns out, Richard Trusty, a quartzsite resident, packages the sand that one would have to first find and then sift through to garner the gold nuggets.  Note the bag in the front of the table that is labeled “sure thing.”


ISO 80; f/4; 1/400; 5.3mm (Canon SX10)

Richard does a demo. The bag of Gold Sand is in the pink tub and Richard dips the green panning bowl and to shake out a few gold nuggets.


ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/400; 23.8mm (Canon SX10)

See the gold nuggets?

  14 Responses to “18. Gold”

  1. What a fun series. I imagine with gold so high there are lots and lots of people looking. Hey- ‘lots and lots’ is a theme!

  2. I like your story telling with these images. It is very interesting and informative.

  3. A great story – and sequence of photos to illustrate it!

  4. A strong colorful first and the oddidity (is there such a word…) of selling sand……
    Great series of photos though 😉

  5. as soon as that first picture loaded onto the screen, before I know whose it was, I thoght, “Gotta be Quartzite!”

  6. His name may be Trusty but it’s just not working for me.

  7. So how much for those little gems?

  8. That’s a great little series Judi…feel like I’m there!

  9. What a great capture, and fun for all ages.

  10. Very cool, not only did you photograph gold you captured the gold sign advertising it. I love the everyday shot!

  11. how much does a bag cost?

  12. Judi, Thanks for your insight into the winter Quartzite life. I like the everyday, “normal” events you capture in your photos. I’ve never been there so this is a great learning experience.

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