The drive on the back country road was long and tedious. Dust found every small crack and crevice, layering itself upon everything in the car.
The ad had said “Gold mine for sale, 40 acres, good producer, must see to appreciate”. It noted that the price was negotiable. Now that sounded interesting. Where was this mountain I was looking for? The land around was fairly flat, with only a few small hills, valleys and dry washes.
It was nearing noon time and just ahead was an outcropping. Was this the mountain? It looked more like a rugged hill in the middle of no where. I pulled up to a gate which was closed but unlocked, opened it and headed towards the only thing I could see for miles that looked like what I was supposed to inspect. As I pulled into the main area, I could see an old…
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