This is the end of day 2. It comes up to my shoulder. I am having trouble climbing in and out, even though you can see I have carved a step into it. I will have to get a ladder, safety tape and stakes, a tarp against rain (that is clay and I don’t think it will drain), a bucket and rope (look into a pully system), and if I don’t hit rock soon, I will probably want to investigate the need to brace the walls.
Next time I’ll take a photo inside it. It looks a bit like a Euan McLeod landscape, the color of the clay and the chiselled cliffs in ascending strata. It occurred to me that if I actually found gold, it would ruin my artwork. Here’s hoping.