Panning for Gold Is Fun, But Not Very Lucrative
For the past decade, Mike Pung has scoured the Oklahoma hills and rivers in search of gold.
From what he told Tulsa’s Channel 8, it hasn’t exactly proven to be a fruitful venture.
You know, I’ve been in this for 10 years now, and I have never found a nugget, ever.”
But for Pung and other members of of the Gold Prospectors of Oklahoma City, gold hunting is a labor of love. They spend hours panning in Oklahoma rivers and sifting piles of dirt in hope of finding even the tiniest flakes of gold. After all that work, you may need a magnifying glass to examine the haul. Nevertheless, Gary Whited said the thrill of the find is hard to even explain. He said even a speck can make you feel like you made your way into Fort Knox.
Once you see that first gold in a pan it’s worse than buck fever …The coolest part about this is when we seen that gold, we’re the first people in history to ever see that gold, nobody’s ever seen it before.”
Gold fever has infected humankind since the earliest times. There is just something about the beauty and rarity of the yellow metal that drives people to desire it. Driven by dreams of riches, treasure-hungry adventurers have trekked thousands of miles and endured unimaginably harsh conditions just for the opportunity to scrape gold out of the ground. People have fought and died for it. They’ve risked fortunes to possess it.
Modern day prospectors in Oklahoma don’t have to risk life and limb in their quest for gold, but they do spend significant time and money. And really, the payoff is pretty minimal, at least if you’re talking dollars and cents. Pung said the true treasure lies in the adventure.
You’ll have good days and bad days, all right. A good day is you can buy a cup of coffee with it. But it leads you into some amazing places.”
But there has to be more to it than just the thrill of the hunt. After all, you don’t see people slogging around in rivers looking for aluminum. They can talk about the adventure and the fun, but deep down, these men and women dream of riches.
After all, gold means wealth.
You don’t have to wade in an Oklahoma river or dig sift through muddy soil. It might be fun, but if you really want to have gold in your hand – and you do – that’s not that way. You can easily own gold and enjoy the wealth it affords. All you have to do is punch a few digits into your phone. Call 1-888-GOLD-160 and one of our of our precious metals specialist will help you get your hands on the treasure you desire.
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