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.
Fossicking is an Australian and Cornish term for prospecting for precious metals or gems. Gold fossicking is prospecting for gold. There is a link below.
The term for searching for gold is prospecting for gold.
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 never happen at all. In basic terms; Prospecting is the "search" for gold, Mining is the "extraction & processing" of gold. Hope this helps
Without doubt, Kalgoorlie, Australia. I know someone who spent three months metal detecting there and found 11oz. 11oz for 3 months, that's about £8500, sounds better than working.
they looked for gold
Delos E. Toole has written: 'Gold nugget-teering and prospecting in Northern California' 'Where to find Yankee placer gold' -- subject(s): Gold mines and mining, Placer deposits 'Gold Nugget-Teering and Prospecting in Nevada' 'Where to find gold in Oregon' -- subject(s): Gold mines and mining, Prospecting
They were prospecting for gold.
Forest John Swears Sur has written: 'Placer gold mining & prospecting' -- subject- s -: Gold mines and mining, Prospecting, Gravel, Hydraulic mining
Verne Ballantyne has written: 'How and where to prospect for gold' -- subject(s): Gold, Prospecting
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
Another name for panning for gold is prospecting. People have panned for gold for centuries. It can be a fun family activity.
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 for Gold, you will probably come home with more than if you are in an area where none has been found before. Technique is another factor. If you have never been Panning or Gold prospecting before, I suggest you either study up, read articles online, watch video's and practice using ball bearings in dirt or take a trip out with a gold panning adventure company. There they will have all the equipment, take you to a Gold bearing area and instruct you on how to find Gold.
Walter Guppy has written: 'A place for gold' -- subject(s): Gold discoveries, Gold mines and mining, Prospecting 'Bushbums and Buzzbombs'
You earn it by earning it.
During the Klondike Gold Rush (or Yukon Gold Rush), there was massive immigration and gold prospecting along the Dawson River in the Yukon Territory, in Northwestern Canada.
Edward Hargraves was responsible for starting the Australian gold rush in 1851. He also participated in the California gold rush, however his prospecting there was unsuccessful.
Californium (Cf) is an element in the actinide series who's most common use is in gold and silver prospecting.
1849, giving rise to the term 49'er, meaning someone who went to make their fortune prospecting for gold.
The Yukon River.
I think it is just an activity of prospecting, different from a sport, which intends to improve people's heath.