Winter Gold Blues
So it’s January and you have Gold Fever. Your options are:
- Buy some paydirt from one of the MANY online dirt vendors and get a bag of dirt that you can pan through in about 2 minutes.
- Get a shovel and head out to the backyard and dig in the garden which if you are in New England is frozen so what’s the point?
- Get in the car and head up North and find a spot on the river that is still dig-able and FIND SOME GOLD!!!
Just because it’s January does not mean that you have to put your pan in cold storage. I was up at the Wild AM a couple weeks ago and it was great. Found a spot that I had never prospected before and it was really pretty good.
So don’t let the snow and low temps fool you…winter prospecting is an adventure and is much more satisfying than watching reruns of Andy Griffith (but Andy is a close second!)