For the first time, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! The concept is simple: Each day in April I’ll be blogging on a topic starting with the letter of the day, beginning with A and progressing to Z by the end of the month. Posts will be short and will relate to my chosen theme: my new coming of age story, Rightfully Ours, released April 1.
G is for Gold
While I tend to associate hunting for gold with the late 19th century American Northwest, the search for gold is still a thing, at least if shows such as Gold Rush are any indication. I haven’t seen the show, only a short trailer about the series, but it looks as if panning has gone high tech. In researching gold authentication for Rightfully Ours, I learned that ultrasounds are now used to detect whether a gold bar is fake or the real deal.
My search for gold never went beyond a few seconds’ excitement when I’d stumble across a gold-colored rock while hunting fossils on the slope behind our house. I wasn’t as lucky as my characters, Paul and Rachel, but then, their treasure wasn’t quite all it was cracked up to be either.
Have you ever searched for gold?