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. ┬áNote 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?