Sunday, February 11, 2007

Got the Fever?

Gold Fever that is. This is what Mr. FishTaxi does to fend off cabin fever in the winter. He replaces it with Gold Fever. He orders bags of dirt from Felix Paydirt's Gourmet Gold - Fairbanks Alaska. He sets up in the frontroom and wiles away the hours panning for gold.

Years ago we both worked for a gold miner. In fact, we bought our land from him. The mine was way back up in Mineral Creek and he allowed us to take home buckets of tailings. In the winter, back when we had no electricity, no tv and no internet, we would pan out the tailings. Thats how we paid for our land. Then the price of gold dropped under $300 per ounce and the gold miner closed his mines down. This was in the early 90's. Todays Gold Price per Ounce is US$667.00!

It was fun then and its fun now.


Heidi said...

Wow, sounds like panning gold may be worth it. I only get $1.67 a pound for the copper my plumber brings home... But then again its probably easier to find.

sunshine unit said...

constant agitation, let gravity do the rest!!

Anonymous said...

I still have the gold Mike gave me years ago!