You're probably asking yourself, "Why would anybody waste their time hunting for gold? After all, the old-timers got it all long ago, didn't they?"
The answer to that is a resounding "Absolutely Not!"
The old-timers didn't get it all. In fact, it is estimated that only about 5 percent of the world's gold supply has ever been mined. That means there is 95 percent just waiting for someone to take the time to get it out.
Recreational prospecting is the hobby of searching for gold or other precious metals and ores, not only for profit (although that does happen), but for the pure enjoyment of it.
Recreational prospecting can be done by any person of any age.
You can make it as easy or as strenuous as you want.
You can start with only a shovel and a pan or grow to include large suction dredges and high bankers.
Many clubs across the county have hands-on classes for those just getting into the hobby, and also have "outings" where a group of recreational prospectors work a "common operation" and split the take at the end. But, you don't need to take a class or join a club.
You can learn what you need to get started right here on this web site.
It's loads of fun, and can be done in almost every state in the Union, Canada, Mexico, and a lot of other places in the world. So, click to a page below and find out more about this exiting, fastest growing recreation in the country today.