The place I am moving to work next, (in the Wallowa valley, Oregon) is all Glacial soil. 12 miles from town is a lake dammed in by glacial moraine. (Wallowa lake) So I started reading up on prospecting glacial moraine and ran across this lovely article: http://www.mygoldpanning....dingglacialgold.html
Seems this guy was directed where to dig by an older, more experienced miner when he was 16. 2 days and 7 ft. later digging down into the soil behind a moraine, he uncovered a little over 14 oz. of squished nuggets and flake gold...
So true to the title subject, a backhoe has just been added to my wish list of prospecting equipment!
Needless to say I won't be getting one of those, but a gold cube is the other item and at least that is realistic.
So, what is on _your_ wish list and why?