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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:45 am

Posted on Thu, Jun. 15, 2006

Gold hunter digs 60-foot-deep hole in yard

Associated Press

MONTCLAIR, Calif. - A homeowner digging for gold in his front yard said he got "carried away" and ended up with a 60-foot-deep hole, authorities said.

Henry Mora, 63, began digging 10 days ago after his gold detector reported a positive hit near his front patio. He told authorities he only intended to go down three or four feet.

"I figured, well, maybe there's something down there - you would logically conclude, right? So I started digging," the semiretired musician said.

He started finding gold dust in the dirt and the detector kept hinting that he was getting closer, so he kept digging.

"It was still beeping, and that just gave me the idea to keep digging," he said.

Fire officials called to the scene Tuesday found two men that Mora hired were inside the hole, using a bucket and rope to remove dirt.

"We told him, 'You're done,'" said Montclair fire Capt. Rich Baldwin. "It's amazing no one got killed."

Authorities fenced off Enrique's property.


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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:01 pm

hahah a semi retired musician.

A little to much partying for that guy.

60 feet!!

Good Lord luckily there was no cavein!
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:13 pm

That actually pretty impressive. To dig a 60 foot deep hole in only ten days with what sounds like shovels, a bucket, and some rope would take quite a bit of effort and ingenuity.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:15 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:That actually pretty impressive. To dig a 60 foot deep hole in only ten days with what sounds like shovels, a bucket, and some rope would take quite a bit of effort and ingenuity.


It does say he hired some guys; geez, probably the money he paid them was more than the value of any gold he'd probably fine. Talk about having too much time one your hands.

Still it's pretty impressive. A little farther and he would have been hanging out with General Tso.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:40 pm

Coppermine wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:That actually pretty impressive. To dig a 60 foot deep hole in only ten days with what sounds like shovels, a bucket, and some rope would take quite a bit of effort and ingenuity.


It does say he hired some guys; geez, probably the money he paid them was more than the value of any gold he'd probably fine. Talk about having too much time one your hands.

Still it's pretty impressive. A little farther and he would have been hanging out with General Tso.


Mmm general Tso god I wish my stomach could take that dish
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Postby CadensDad » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:05 pm

Wow, they say those metal detectors get's you outside and help's you exercise. But I dont think they meant like that!
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:06 pm

CadensDad wrote:Wow, they say those metal detectors get's you outside and help's you exercise. But I dont think they meant like that!


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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:27 pm

Did anyone else at first think this was about nose picking?
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Postby knapplc » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:38 pm

acsguitar wrote:Did anyone else at first think this was about nose picking?


No, I thought it was about chicks marrying rich guys. :-D
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:40 pm

acsguitar wrote:Did anyone else at first think this was about nose picking?


i did, and was going to post that
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