The Beginning

On February 11th 2017 my wife and I started our first prospecting field trip with an outing at Gold N Gem Grubbin. We had purchased a Gold Hog Piglet but the pump wemordered hadn’t arrived so we used 2 buckets and classifyers , and shovel. We were surprised , and now hooked lined and sinkered. I thought the amount of gold and gems we weeded out of the pile was surprising. After packing up I walked down to where another prospector was running a Raptor, David gave me some good info and he also had a good day. We returned early in March with our Piglet , it was snowing a bit when we pulled into Cleveland , I must say it was darn cold. We wound up at Gold N Gems for a half day , so we used just bucket and classifyers again. I hope this doesn’t classify us as fair weather prospectors . We will be returning in April . In either case my wife and I found something we can both enjoy playing in the dirt!


  1. Very Nice to see you and your wife out doing something new and hopefully profitable ?
    Amazing finds

  2. Great fun, lots of elbow room, deep inhale, fresh air.
    Best of all you got GOLD! Priceless.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. We really don’t have profit in mind and don’t expect it, don’t think we could ever move enough dirt fast enough to ever turn that corner , but we enjoy doing it and will continue to prospect , who knows we may just some day pull a 2 pound nugget out of the dirt pile , probably not but you never know. I always say nothing’s impossible. It’s funny Gold fever once you see it it’s quite a rush.

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