Snap Shot No. 32 – Of Serpentine & Gold

Tuesday, 3 pm.

“I just finished a pendant I made using one of the Serpentines I recently found in a creek in Cambridge. Do you want to see it?” asks Silvio. The answer, of course, is a resounding yes.

VT Serpentine & Fine Silver Pendant

VT Serpentine in the Rough

Next, Silvio raises a small vial into the light. It contains water and gold specks so tiny that the vial appears to be empty at first. “Gold has that unique luster so that even the tiniest speck stands out against the other sediments in the pan,” he begins to explain. “Because it is heavier, it stays at the bottom of the pan. It’s really cool how you swish water around the pan in circles and only the gold stays at the bottom.”

Specks of Gold in River Water

Gold Panning in Vermont

Also Read: Vermont Serpentine


About PS MacMurray

Paschal'Simon MacMurray, the scribe, specializes in providing a no nonsense Facebook and Blog presence for small business owners who want quality without breaking the bank. PS MacMurray, the artisan, creates art on a whim using fabric, paper, beads, twine and wire. View all posts by PS MacMurray

2 responses to “Snap Shot No. 32 – Of Serpentine & Gold

Say Hello... Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: