Just viewed post by Jeff Crittenden dated May 3 2016 about Dowie Crittenden. My wife and I were the first ones that Dowie had ever seen find gold with a metal detector, he was hard for words. We made a few trips to the area with him over a few years, and became friends. Dowie was not only a good prospector but a rockhound with a very good eye for the best material. Dowie and his partner made several discoveries of Gem quality material from the Bullion Mountains, now the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Training Center. I will always remember this great man.