Dad Means, an old prospector, is rescued from death in the desert by Bud Owens, and is taken to his shack. Eventually the cunning of the prospector strikes a vein, and he and his young partner have a fair offer for the mine. The youth, who has become fascinated with a woman of the mines, is for selling out at once, and, enraged over the conservative attitude of the old man, attempts to end opposition by dropping a stick of dynamite down the shaft upon his head. The old man catches the projectile in his hand and then rounds upon the impetuous younger partner with a gun. The result is the young man gives up the girl and the partners are friends as of yore.
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