Pat McAfee (right) and Joe Smoot (center) look for signs of gold in a pan being worked by Larry Floyd. McAfee's show "Pat McAfee's Reality Road Trip" came to West Virginia this week and enlisted the help of Smoot, president of the West Virginia Gold Seekers.
As West Virginia Gold Seekers President Joe Smoot looks on, former West Virginia University kicker Pat McAfee pours Kanawha County creek gravel into a highbanker, a machine that takes stream gravel and separates heavy and light materials.
McAfee and Dave Kessler shovel what they hope is gold-bearing gravel into five-gallon buckets.
Doing the grunt for his proposed TV reality show, McAfee totes a bucket of creek gravel toward a highbanker for processing.
As video and sound technicians record the scene, McAfee and Floyd pan out concentrates from a morning of prospecting.
Flakes of gold can be seen among black sand at the end of the panning session, along with a tiny nugget, or "picker," perched atop Larry Floyd's index finger.
Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp.....7.95x5.8.....Goldrush WV..