I didn't know Jim Williams but he must of been a good man.
Someone maybe friends or family put up this memorial to him
in the middle of Rye Patch, Nevada.
It's a nice heavy duty memorial made from railroad track steel.
He must of been a pretty decent guy and a prospector judging
from the digger with magnet.
Just thought I'd share this, maybe someone can fill me in on
the rest of the story.
Update on Jim Williams
Hi Bill and Linda
Someone sent me a link to your site where I found the pics
of Jims memorial.
I just wanted to let you know that it was I who put that up a
couple of years ago.
I could write a small book on Jim and his exploits but
here’s just a few things.
He was my Mentor as well as many, many others. He got me
started detecting for gold and we became good friends
and hunted together for
many years. He was the designer/field tester for the Whites Goldmaster 11. He
weeks with the engineers at Whites to get it started and then months
afterwards perfecting it in the field. It was he and
his partners who discovered that gold could
be found with a detector in the old hydraulic diggings of California.
They were the first to go into and hunt these forgotten places, and believe me, they found
a LOT of gold!
He was generous to a fault with the places he found and
sometimes people took advantage of that.
I could go on and on but there’s no time here. I think of
him every time I go out
and know he’s with me in spirit.