A modern day gold rush is underway. With gold prices at an all time high more and more gold seekers are heading into the gold fields of Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Alaska and many other places across the U.S. and other gold bearing areas of the earth. In the gold prospecting world you can now routinely hear of men and women gold seekers spending thousands of dollars on gold prospecting equipment they have never used having no experience finding gold and buying worthless gold mining claims with hopes of striking it rich. Those who are mining the miners are in the real gold.
The beauty of this new gold rush is we get to experience it and see the successes and failures as they unfold in the gold fields. Gold Mining and prospecting equipment sales are at an all time high, advertising in gold prospecting and mining magazines is being sold at premium prices and the BLM is processing more gold claims than anytime in the last 20 years. Metal detectors costing $4,000.00 plus designed for gold are selling like gold pans in the days of the gold rush of the 1800s. This is a very exciting time to be a gold prospector.