Could you earn a living prospecting for gold?
It very much depends on how much money it takes to maintain your desired lifestyle. When i lived out of my van and had no children or wife i found it was very easy to earn a living. Once i got the experience i needed to know to learn how to "read the river"it was easy to make $150 to $400 per week just using a gold pan, sluice box and a small suction dredge (2 1/2 inch). The key is not to give up until you figure out what you are doing, then it gets fairly easy. Fun even.
It is tough in the beginning and it is very easy to give up. The rewards are there however if you stick with it.
Prospecting for gold is like prospecting for anything else, be it a job or a spouse. A good gold prospector will do a lot of research before ever leaving his house. But once you find a likely place to look you go out with a gold pan or metal detector and take samples to try and locate a deposit of gold. This can happen with your first pan or it could take years or could…
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Absolutely, the Chinese used to mine during the 1800's. Recreational prospecting still occurs there to this day. I have relatives that have found gold near the Himalayan Mountains. Check out my blog for more Gold Prospecting Tips as well as Gold Bearing Locations: http://goldprospectingtips.blogspot.com
You can purchase a lot of gold prospecting equipment online at Amazon, though if you don't feel comfortable buying things online, go to your local prospecting equipment stores. Having a physical idea of what your purchasing is always better than buying something online and hoping that you'll get what you pay for.
It mainly depends where you are prospecting, experience and what tools you are using. If you use a sluicebox, you can move more material ( dirt, sand, etc.) through it in a days time than you can just using a Gold pan.Other tools like a gold dredge allow you to process even more material. Where you prospect also has a huge bearing on what you will find. If you are prospecting in an area known…