It does take WORK! Most Americans are used to WORK!
Our 'royals' in government are not used to WORK-It's time for that to change (an aside from me)>>
.."for people willing to put in the effort, it's paying off.
"I just wanted a little California gold. That's all I initially started at," said David Perkins, an unemployed aerospace worker from the South Bay. "And, one thing led to another, and within my first year, I actually picked up close to two pounds of gold."
Where's the best place to find gold? In the Mother Lode country just east of Modesto, Calif., experts say.
But prospecting is not easy money. It takes time and a lot of hard work. John Gurney, who came out to California from the East Coast to find gold, was able to pull out about $35,000 worth of gold nuggets over a couple of months. Then there was a dry spell -- and now, John is at it again.
"Some days you sit here and make two cents. Some days you make a couple of hundred dollars. I had one good day and made about $10,000," Gurney said.
This was another one of those good days. Gurney was able to recover several hundred dollars in gold nuggets from the river. And, after running the dirt through a sluice, he took the rest down to the river and sifted out the gold.
"See these two pieces," said Gurney. "They're just sitting right there."
California's second gold rush has also created at least one recession-proof business.
"There are hundreds of people coming in here to buy gold pans and sluice boxes, and take their chances of finding gold in the local hills and mountains," said sales manager Patrick Keene. "There is a whole new flood of prospectors and miners." "