2017 gold prospecting trip
Time for my annual mosquito feeding expedition to Northern Finland, which took place back in July
First a few glimpses of rare, fair weather
It was raining quite a bit, and was chilly at times too.
The coldest day was 37 F, and it was snowing not far from where I was. In July....
This is a more accurate representation of the weather
The rain meant that there was plenty of water. Very nice.
Lack of water has been an isssue for me at times in the past
As if there weren't enough mosquitoes already, plenty more on the way in every puddle..
Some more local "wildlife". Blue color seems to attract insects, or perhaps I'm just imagining things
Some fine gold in the pan
The grand total was 3.04 grams, including one decent nugget of 0.56 grams.
It's almost round, and as a result it rolled all the way to the riffles at the very end of the sluice.
It was a big surprise to find anything decent in those. Anything sizeable tends to get caught much earlier than that.
A closer look at the best nugget