My wife and I are planning a winter thanksgiving, or Christmas/ New Years vacation out west this year. The choices we have are Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico. We have a few pans, a blue bowl, a stream sluice, and a multi sluice. As Montana will be heading into the -20s this time of year, some place warm would be nice. We are both new to this. She is a rock hound and would love to fine cool Rocks/Gems. I on the other hand think yellow as in the color of gold is more cool.
And suggestions? Guided mining trips? Do I need to get a dry washer or can one rent a dry washer?