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    • It seems one or the other of us has failed to understand the objective. I thought the objective was to discuss making a living prospecting for placer gold on an individual basis. A far cry from wanting to be a "miner" or "prospector" in the context that you are speaking about. I understood him to be interested in eking out a living doing what (most of us) are doing for a hobby. Not as a tradesman working for a mining operation or a prospector locating mineable deposits to market to a big mining company.  I thought his "point" was living on his own terms in the placer gold fields.  Electrician, If a better paying job pulling wire on a mine operation is what sets your soul free then go for it. I understood the post to be about something a lot more philosophical.
    • They work for those wages because they have to do it to survive here. The problem is a whole lot more complex than just driving ten minutes to find a better job. Wage disparity for skilled tradesmen is one of the most challenging problems in our country today. It is not the tradesman's fault that this situation exists nor does it indicate ignorance or lack of motivation on the part of the tradesman.  
    • Welcome to the forum! I will give you your first pointer...research...it all starts with research, you can start with researching these forums because they have many, many, pointers all typed out for many years now and more are posted most every day, I would suggest you read as many topics as you can that seems to gain your interest in the knowledge you seek for a start
    • Clay you nailed it right on the head. My family buys and sells/leases mining claims to bigger companies. My wifes uncle is an independent geologist and has made 7 figures doing this. But like you said, without the prospecting, the big mines and mining would not be what they are now. Thats the bad thing about mining/prospecting, the payoff could be great but eventually it runs out and you are stuck with a lot of weeks or months or even years without a steady paycheck. I dont know.
    • I fully understand the question he was asking. I was just shocked by how much he made being in a skilled profession like that. I would love to live in the mountains full time chasing nuggets and gold but unfortunately i still have many bills like a mortgage and a vehicle payment. Now IF a person was retired and had a set monthly income, then yeah you could probably do it if you didn't burn through your income doing it. Just because you make 400 dollars a week doesn't mean that was enough to pay the bills and be comfortable. Thats the other thing to look at. Now if that was enough to live off of comfortably, then by all means 100 bucks in gold per day should be enough. Good luck!
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