In exploring the mountains around Stoney Ridge, D.J. and his best friend, Alfred, accidentally discover a long-abandoned gold mine. D.J. picks up two gold nuggets, which he believes came from the mine. Perhaps there’s more inside.
A mysterious man threatens the boys and warns them to stay away from the area. Instead of being frightened off, D.J. is convinced the man is trying to “jump” the claim to keep the gold for himself.
D.J. develops “gold fever” and determines to explore the mine in spite of the many dangers, entering the shaft alone. The consequences are horrendous.
In this seventh book in the D.J. Dillon series, the boy learns a hard lesson about selfishness and greed.
A glossary is included in the back of the book.
The Mystery of the Black Hole Mine - #7
Publisher: Mott Media
Format: Paperback Book
Author: Lee Roddy
Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Topic: Reading - Youth FIction