- Jan 31, 2023
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I like metal detecting, gold panning and collecting old steel gold pans. I have an old cabin on Wilson Creek near Grandfather Mountain Ranger district. I am retired and like the history of old ghost towns in the area. I joined TNet after searching for info on the book Silver in the Unaka. I retired from the telephone company and enjoy roaming in the woods. I bought some light gold panning equipment and a Garret metal detector. I pretend to ginseng hunt in September. I end up looking for copperheads and yellow jackets more than seng. I also like old wooden telephones and old prints of ginseng plants from the early 1800's. I collect old wall hanger guitars. Note: Batea is a Spanish word for gold pan.