I don't wear jewelry. I never really have. Which leaves me confused as to my fascination with hunting for gold.
I have done a little panning. It is fun, but I haven't returned to the hobby for quite some time. At present I am fascinated by the use of metal detectors to find the precious metal.
Not long ago I saw a show on television on gold hunting. Indeed, all of the treasure hunting shows are interesting to me. Stones and metals. However, the gold hunting seems the most interesting.
Metal detectors. I looked into it. The guy on the one show I watched has classes. He teaches gold hunting, and his students are successful. I looked at his web site. His classes come free with the purchase of a metal detector from his shop.
Nearly $5,000. Even with the training, that seemed a bit steep to me. Especially since one of his best students has accumulated not even enough gold to pay for the machine.
So I looked some more. Prices dropped, but were still steep. More searching.
Radio Shack. $89. That seemed more like it.
As I thought about it, I decided that it might not be the hobby for me. Still, at that low price I could at least get a very basic tool.
Who knows? I might get lucky.
4 hours ago