A motorist in Leadhills, Scotland, witnessed a strange-looking scene when she came across a man in waterproof gear and snorkeling mask, lying face-down in a stream.
Leigh Watt recorded this video as as she watched the man rise to his knees and empty a pan of silt from the stream bed. Watt posted it to Facebook with the caption “Someone panning for Leadhills gold.”
While this prospector’s approach may look strange, it has proven very effective for others; the Guardian reported in 2018 that an amateur prospector found a 3.02oz lump of gold while lying face-down in a Scottish river. Credit: Leigh Watt via Storyful