We go for fun.
How many hobbies pay you back, for the time you put in?
With a small scoop and a plastic gold pan you can find this, if you can figure where in a river
it would sit and wait for you to find it. That is the hardest part for some, reading the river.
Just like tying a fly for Trout or Salmon and fly fishing a local river , you cast and let the current
swing it to where the fish are holed up. Gold travels in floods, and moves throughout rivers and streams
and not just in AK or CA.
Times are tough for many right now and it has been around $1700.00 US an Ounce . So if you have
a stream with lots of large rocks or bedrock in it, grab a pan, they are cheap and a spade shovel and
give it a try. You will be outside and in a cool river , on a hot summer day and who knows maybe just maybe
you may find a picker or a nugget!
We take all of that out first, then screen down the dirt till we have fine gold, garnets and black sand
(the same thing that is inside of an Etch-a-Sketch)magnetite.
Remember show me what you find and keep your eyes open for gems too, as they can be found in the same streams.
Good luck out there and have fun in the beautiful outdoors!