Thursday, June 15, 2006


California Gold Digger Makes 60 Foot Hole In Front Yard

`Workplace safety officials say they’re planning a visit Wednesday to the Montclair home of a man who dug a 60-foot-deep hole in his front yard while digging for gold. [..]

They’re coming to determine how to shore up and fill the hole that 63-year-old Enrique Mora says he began digging ten days ago after his gold detector reported a positive hit near his front patio.

He says he only planned to go down three or four feet but got “carried away.”

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

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