Welcome and greetings from CA! Hopefully, the kids enjoy it as much as we do.
I’m also a greenhorn and from what I can discern thus far, your ability to decide WHERE to prospect will be key even when working on a claim known to have gold.
Lots of good information on YouTube for that. Have fun and happy prospecting!
Lone Pine, CA / New to prospecting / Fisher Gold Bug 2, Garrett Ace 350, Keene 160