Chasing the Gold Amongst The White
When you live and work year-round in a place and elevation where people either visit only on vacation or leave annually for a second warmer home, the outdoor gold prospecting season never, ever starts as soon as you’d like. The last time I was this frustrated was back in high school, but it was prospecting for other things and went by a different name….but I digress:When you get into gold prospecting and metal detecting, you spend all winter making equipment for faster gold pay-dirt prospecting and e prospecting for new places and techniques to use, but now since you have a “day-job” which ties you down, Mama Nature enjoys playing games with your prospecting or detecting psyche and best laid plans.
For the third rotation in a row (I work ten days on; four days off), Mrs. Nature is laughing her buttocks off at my plans to visit, prospect, and mine gold from some GPAA claims close by…
Our week-in-weather so far, while I have been working, scheming, and planning my trip….
This morning I wake up to an inch of slushy snow and then I get the forecast for my weekend off ! Nothing but dandruff off the old Nature hag’s bouffant:
While the very large snow pack and very late spring/summer is probably the main reason my area of the Rocky Mountains was never prospected extremely hard other than by those here doing other things: ranching, beaver-trapping, etc., it continues to create frustration for today’s modern day prospector…me.
Starting….To….Get….The…Prospecting….Shakes…. MUST GO NOW!!
However, regardless of the weather and just to spite Mother Nature’s desire to keep pushing me, I will probably roll out the rocker cradle and metal detector anyways! The snow melt the past few weeks has opened things up quite a bit and the streams are flowing strong! I figure what the heck, might as well find some gold amongst the white stuff!
At least I do not have to light fires to thaw out permafrost as the placer gold miners did/do in Alaska!
While this isn’t much, I hope this helps point you in the best direction to HELP YOU MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK!
As always our primary goal is to help folks find more gold!! So if you have a specific research need prospected but we don’t have anything listed, or you just can’t seem to find information on your own, just let me know how I can help. Send me a quick note here.
Finally, here are a few other gold prospecting articles you may find interesting:
Historic Gold Miner Pictures First Edition (egoldprospecting.com)
- Starter Resources For The California Gold Prospector (egoldprospecting.com)
- Reader’s Query on Where to Prospect Prompts Response (Part 1) (goldbedrockgold.blogspot.com)