posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by CaninE.G
Gold-mining claim...there was one selling (20 acres of mineral rights, two counties from me, old mine from the 1920s, six stories dug down) on ebay
2weeks back, it was at $1500 bid but my truck just broke cashflow yadda yadda yadda...but it looked okay good, outdoors and fun, and even if it had
less gold than my teeth, when gold goes to $2000/oz or whatever I could find some other fool than me who'd buy it on glamour alone.
I've had several friends combine the prospecting, or sluicing, with working... if you live far from gold (I'm in Utah) you could just do a trip
without buying or working a claim, or pick some other hunter-gatherer grab-for-it mineral, in UT there's this red tourmaline in this one mountain
range, rare, okay-valuable, buncha uranium claims, fossils, et cetera, lots of stuff that might be interesting.
It's outdoors, it's intellectual with research and planning, and it wouldn't be a vain consumer experience "I'm a toad - amuse me" because it
has potential for profit and skill-set improvement.
Maybe you live near some interesting old shipwreck, same type of concept...or like that dude in England found that Dark Ages gold hoard
metal-detecting on his buddy's farm...hmm.
(And if the global warming is melting the permafrost, maybe there's some mammoth ivory you can scoop up in the mud...that's one for further
thought...how would I know it was in this particular mud unless it was on the surface...I'm ignorant, on that, this minute..."Where would a mammoth
be when it died?")