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Wolf Brook

Wolf Brook

Wolf Brook

 

The moderate-sized brook mouth here meanders through several partially vegetated gravel bars as it flows out from a lush valley. This site has an interesting geological and human history, which are somewhat intertwined. The brook cuts through some richer igneous (volcanic rock) formations upstream, so it carries some semi-precious stones and others containing copper ores and even (very rarely) some gold. As is the story with a few sites along the bay, some attempts were made here long ago to pan for gold. Remnants of three logging water retention and diversion structures can also be observed here.

 

Image by Marc Leger