posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 08:19 PM
I moved to an old gold rush town (Australia) a few months ago. I wasn't opposed to fossicking for gold but didnt really see it as a serious option. I
have since changed my mind, there are a lot of people here who do it as part of thier income, they go out a couple of days a week with thier detectors
and look for gold. Ocassionally someone will find a nugget weighing more than two ounces but most just find little bits, but enough to get by on.
However, sooner or later, if you keep on looking, you are likely to find a bigger nugget (>10 oz). I havent started looking yet but I might if
everything else falls through.