About a dozen of us met at Cape Disappointment on May 5th for some beach prospecting. The black sand was right on the surface and there was lots of it! First pans showed about 6–8 colors. The gold was very small, but when it showed up on the ribbed matting it really glittered in the sun. Jerry’s vial held quite a bit of fine gold plus some larger chunks.
The weather was beautiful, the tide was low, and the wind wasn’t too strong. All that plus gold! Really made a great outing.