Is sloshing around in a cold, dirty, shitty river for eight hours to find a few flakes of gold really that exciting?

Is sloshing around in a cold, dirty, shitty river for eight hours to find a few flakes of gold really that exciting?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    anon, any hobby that someone likes to do is exiting, like camping, "putting a tent in the middle of nowhere and doing nothing for days getting cold, wet, hungry, without electricity and getting infested with ticks its really that exiting?" for me? it is!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good point, anon.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hello mr pocket!

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To each their own. Sure, it doesn't look like he gets much but in his case - it's exercise and satisfying his urge for shiny things. If I lived in an area that doing that sort of thing was possible I'd probably give it a go. There are worse ways of spending your time.

    In the end, he's working a lot of claims and a few of them are money makers.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gold gives you a hell of a rush when you find it. It's damn good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Especially when you realize it's just sitting out in the open all over the place, albeit in very select locations. I can definitely see how it drives people insane.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not here it's not. It's on the bottom of creeks, but it's 24k so it's like looking into a raging bonfire when you come across a nice piece.

        Yep it's almost magic how it finds it's way to certain spots.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/oruf1NJ.jpeg

      Especially when you realize it's just sitting out in the open all over the place, albeit in very select locations. I can definitely see how it drives people insane.

      Not here it's not. It's on the bottom of creeks, but it's 24k so it's like looking into a raging bonfire when you come across a nice piece.

      Yep it's almost magic how it finds it's way to certain spots.

      Is it actually possible to make any money gold panning in the modern world or is it just something that people do for fun at this point? I feel like all of the places where you could find actually decent amounts of the stuff will have been picked clean a hundred years ago.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can make money with a gold claim and a suction dredge. You just don't do it every day, you go on after a big rain for a week or two and go hard. In the old days folks weren't really panning they were slucing. The pan was just a prospect tool.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How would you go about doing that? Would you have to find the gold and stake a claim yourself (which would of course be way cooler), or are all the good spots claimed already and you'd have to pay some kinda fee to somebody?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You can do both. One thing that works is to find old gold workings from the first rushes in the area and put your claim there. The old timers never had suction dredges and metal detectors so a fair bit got left behind, plus they would move on. Atleast where I am you see little gaps between workings that they never touched. I've reliably found gold in old workings. New stuff also gets turned up in a flood, if you get into a place that floods often you might do okay. There's a ton of old books on it. You'll come across people PrepHole anywhere there is gold, go and talk to them.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              what's your advice for covert claim jumping

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not the other guy, but…
            Look for unclaimed spots nearby. There are websites that give some info for free, TheDiggings or something like that, and others.

            You can get backpack sluice boxes too. I carry a bazooka gold trap (i think theyre called Rocky Mountain gold trap these days or maybe grizzly gold trap), a pan, and a small kit with pepettes and canisters and magnets.

            I can throw it all in my car, strap it to a backpack or a bike rack and take it anywhere. It’s another activity with a few pieces of equipment, like bringing a fishing pole or a Packraft or a bike with you on a camping trip.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are 'homeless' dudes under bridges in Edmonton panning the North Saskatchewan and paying for their own Chunky soups.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not everything has to be exciting to be enjoyable.
    Unfortunately israelitetube thumbnails do have to make everything look exciting if they want to get clicks. The modern internet is cancer.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    best kept secret american gold town...dahlonega,ga. i make 20k a year out my backyard creek.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's a young guy on YT who does this in New Zealand. He can bring out around $3000 of gold from a weekend trip, but of course he makes several times more from the videos, so who the fhuck really knows what's going on?

    Seems like a great thing to grow up doing in the summers, or to go back to for some fast cash and a trip to the forests.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Goldhunting bc is kinda rough imho. The tube guy doesn't show the sheer amount of travelling he does to reach all these claims. You also don't usually find gold in nice areas here, it's almost always in some chilly mosquito infested no man's land. I've met some professionals from peace river/yukon area and they're some tough nuts. Not for me

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, although I’m very unsuccessful.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I metal detect and usually come home with like $0.40 and a bag of garbage, so...

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like Ask Jeff Williams. They find a lot of gold sometimes. Also the ad revenue and Patreon revenue.

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