went garnet digging with some family members. Outside of st. Maries Idaho in emerald creek you can pay 10 bucks to dig all day. they have a pile of mined dirt (more like clay) that you put into buckets.
Then sift out the lose soil as much as possible.
then take to the sluice to find your winnings.
the after shot and this is after being cleaned up a bit. lol
yep thats me. LOTS of fun and good exercise