This past fall it was decided that my grandson, Silas, who helps take such good care of his younger brother, deserved to do something adventurous.
When the local rockhounding group was invited to go visit the old Mammoth Copper & Gold Mine, we joined in. It was “take what you can haul out”
We went for the sheer thrill of it. The group met early in the morning at the old ghost town of Eureka, Utah, where we wandered around until all arrived. Notice that all ages were up bright and early The cars and trucks went on a convoy to the awaited destination.A photo of the old mill and the original glory holethere were old prospectors who brought their whole set up down And then there were us, the clueless. OK, I had actually done a little research online beforehand on what we might find there, but the reality was, at first sight it just looked like a whole lot of rock. So we listened and watched other more knowledgeable rock hounders and had a nice day learning about geology.we ate our sandwiches and drank a lot of watersome found shade behind a truckit was a long hot day in the desert mountainsideafter we had finished up looking for treasures some headed up
to the owner (Spenst Hansen)’s home, where we visited outside a minute
~ such a treat, this day~up here are still the old tracks from bygone yearsthe owner allowed us to walk up above to see the old mill and look down on the valleyThe grandson found he loves rockhounding…a lot!If you look above the green rooftop on the left, you can see where we rockhounded, or at least the white of the cars and a little white house in the area.
This was a winning adventure all the way around!