Day started off slow, 3 hours of gridding, and 3 hours of nothing, not even a wheatie. After three hours, I had about 70 cents in clad, and nothing else. Most people would have given up, and I would have as well, except that this site has already given up 30 silvers, and is characterized by dead zones and bursty zones.
Eventually got a merc, it was right on the edge of the field against the woods, and not only that, it was in trash. I almost didn’t dig cause I was so frustrated, but glad I did.
Things picked up from there rather quickly; soon thereafter I got a rosie and a another merc in the same hole, the badly worn merc, then a couple of slam dunk rosies, all in about an hour. Six silvers in one hour. Are you kidding me? Of course, it was also six silvers in 4 hours after 3 in the dead zone, still not too bad.
The last hour was also dead, but I got one beautiful hit that turned out to be a deep clad dime. Not sure why I keep getting fooled on these here — I think the mineralization is goofy here, or something. The good news is that the dead last hour was less dead than the first 3, got a couple of wheaties and some deep clad, and was leaving tons of clad in the ground, in contrast with the first 3 hours, so there is still hope for this zone for a couple of more. We’ll see.