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    Aug 2015
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    Started a New Gig Today

    I answered a thread in a local classified page on Facebook looking for a panning instructor for a local Guest Ranch. After meeting with the GM, Assistant, Owners, and staff, Today was my first run. After suggesting Roaring Camp for paydirt and Gold Saver pans, I purchased some copper coated BB's then asked the staff to bring me a wheel barrel of just plain ole' dirt. The kids could practice and learn with the BB's as many pans as they wanted, then get a scoop or two from Roaring Camp's Dirt of the Month Club bags that the ranch purchased. I have to admit, I'm impressed. Every kid got at least two easily spotted pieces of gold per scoop. Some of the parents got to try it too.

    Everybody had a good time learning, and seeing their gold in the pan.

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    Mike GOOD LUCK to you on your new job ! I hope it lasts as long as you want it to !

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    Quote Originally Posted by russau View Post
    Mike GOOD LUCK to you on your new job ! I hope it lasts as long as you want it to !
    It's only two hours couple days a week, so I still have time to hit the claim. At $40 an hour, it's kind of a dream job

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    us
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    Yea BUT that's about twice what I could or want to do now-a- days !

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    That's really cool! I wish I had lived someplace where I could have gone panning when I was a kid! I'm sure they and their parents will enjoy it immensely!Kudos!

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    Well, the gold panning gig is on hold. Fires have forced the evacuation of the guest ranch and surrounding community. The fire has also burned my claim and closed the highway. All of our equipment is likely lost.
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    Sorry to hear this Mike!

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    very sorry to hear also.
    brad

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    TOO bad and sorry to hear that. Not only for you but you were feeding the future independent miners on a wholesale level.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikep691 View Post
    Well, the gold panning gig is on hold. Fires have forced the evacuation of the guest ranch and surrounding community. The fire has also burned my claim and closed the highway. All of our equipment is likely lost.
    Such sad news!

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

 

 

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