Travelling isn’t all about staying in a hot, scorching island somewhere in the Pacific. We could also go to rather nondescript places that may be related to old stories of gold rush. Human being has a love affair with a yellow metal, called gold, which is known for its ability to resist blemishes and rusts.
Tiny specks or even small nuggets of gold could be found occasionally on areas that were once known for an old site of gold rush. Under the sun, those specks of gold could actually sparkle like thousands of diamonds. Hours pass into days and before we know it, we could be infected with gold fever. Travel is all about making us lost in the different world and gold prospecting could be a wonderful outdoor activity that would appeal the whole family. Gold could be found in tropical areas, but others in sub-tropical areas; for this reason, we should make sure that we go at the most appropriate times.
Eventually, we will find ourselves bouncing along the rugged path in a four wheel drive car, with an experienced prospector on the wheel. For this trip, we should look for guides who have a few successful prospecting trips in the past, so we could be hopeful that we could get a speck of gold.
Many of the prospecting areas can be quite scenic and beautiful. We could just park up our car, walk for some time and tart pull out our gold prospecting equipments. In general, experienced prospectors would advise us to use lightweight tools, because travellers are unlikely to become full time good minders. Without further ado, we should ask the guide to help us set up all the equipments, so we would have an opportunity to look for gold immediately. In general, we could start having good experience by using simple pan and sluice.
As the day is drawing close, we may already get some exciting times prospecting for gold. The first time we see the tiniest particle of gold could cause the warm glowing feeling our heart and we will sense a degree of excitement that’s probably comparable to our first kiss. This could be where our first journey could begin.
We would suddenly that we are being sucked into a new kind of activity that we would do again in the future. It feels quite exciting that we could just swirl those dirt and we the amount of expectation could run high in each pan. After a while, there’s less dirt and water in our pan and our heart is ready for a quick whoop of joy. The first time we see gold in our pan could bring plenty of joy. Obviously, it would require plenty of panning to make even the smallest gold ring, but it is great to know that we could achieve something.
Obviously, this gold prospecting trip won’t make us rich or even cover the costs of our vacation, but this could be a very exciting alternative.