Jimmy Spaulding 13, of Oakdale looks for "color" in his pan with help from Kim Rita at the Hidden Treasure gold mining concession at Columbia State Park. Rita's son , Brandon, 13, of Toulumne practices placer panning. Modesto Bee
Jimmy Spaulding 13, of Oakdale looks for "color" in his pan with help from Kim Rita at the Hidden Treasure gold mining concession at Columbia State Park. Rita's son , Brandon, 13, of Toulumne practices placer panning. Modesto Bee

The Glint of Gold

February 10, 2008 04:13 AM