We started the outings for the year at the beach, and finished the year also at Cape Disappointment.
There’s lots of black sand still, and there’s still lots of very fine gold in it! Prospectors had the most luck with Gold Cube separators but high-bankers also did well. Even with just a pan, it was likely to show color in each scoop.
Again, the weather was clear and shirt-sleeves were the uniform of the day.
The black sand is heavy, but it seems that the new Gold and Fish pamphlet is heavier still. But you better have it when you’re prospecting in Washington!