posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 07:39 PM
Oh Lord. When I was young and foolish I decided I wanted to go prospecting for gold. I bought the pan, a sluice, read all that I could and watched the
TV show, Gold Prospectors of America, or some such nonsense.
Then one beautiful spring day I was busting my butt running a machine and my boss came by and flat out pissed me off. I loaded up my tools and walked
for the door. On the way my brother came over and asked me where I was going, I told him I'm going prospecting for Gold. He ran over, grabbed his
tools and said he was coming with me.
The next morning the car was loaded up and we were heading for Georgia. That's right, Georgia. Allot of people don't realize that the first gold
found in America was discovered in the south. It was the first American gold rush.
What they don't tell you on that TV show is gold prospecting is really hard work. After a week of digging, sluicing, panning and generally working
like a Hebrew slave, we had one little fleck of gold to show for our efforts.
We came back home, made a scrap book of the adventure, and got real jobs.
Trust me, I've been there, gold prospecting will kill a man in a short amount of time and the payday sucks too.
It's just not worth it.