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Horse Sense, Mining Thursday, and Responsible Habits Of A High-Risk Prospector Still Doing What They Love

Horse Sense, Mining Thursday, and Responsible Habits Of A High-Risk Prospector Still Doing What They Love

For many years I have one day a week pursued my passion for mining. “Mining Thursday” has become a mainstay in my routine and has become both an emotional and monetary fulfilling activity. All this despite having a physical condition - a chronic lung condition and asthma, which puts me in the high risk category according to the CDC. And while I understand that I would most likely not survive a bout with COVID-19, I choose to continue to mine and enjoy the outdoor adventure, and choose to do it responsibly as I have been for many years.

 

I have decided to create a mining trip “habit”, something that you can share with your trusted mining partners, spouses and children. It has three basic parts – preparation, sanitation and working together despite physical space limitations.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020   •   Views: (2438)

The Bull Case for Gold

The Bull Case for Gold

"The natural order of things means the flip side of my dad’s phrase is about to have its day: If it is broke, fix it. Take it for what it’s worth, but it is of my opinion that the time has come to start gathering gold immediately."

Wednesday, April 1, 2020   •   Views: (1557)

A Day in the Life of a California 49er

A Day in the Life of a California 49er

Take a break from the present and go back in time to life as a 1849er Gold Prospector during the California Gold Rush - complete with a recipe for the notorious Hangtown Fry prospectors rewarded themselves after a good day in the fields.

Saturday, March 28, 2020   •   Views: (2428)

A Front Line COVID-19 View On Prospecting

A Front Line COVID-19 View On Prospecting

From GPAA Member and Station Captain/EMT for a DoD fire department - Preston Harris.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   •   Views: (2551)

Go the Distance - The Solo Adventures of a Detectorist

Go the Distance - The Solo Adventures of a Detectorist

Keep your distance, the metal detecting way!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   •   Views: (1630)

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