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Yes, Virginia, There Still Are Gold Prospectors

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Yes, Virginia, There Still Are Gold Prospectors

Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2006

It surprises many that people still prospect for gold in these modern days. Most believe that prospecting went the way of the cowboy, locomotive and the covered wagon. But with at least two gold prospecting programs on television, several dedicated trade shows held around the county and a magazine in the mainstream, gold prospecting is as popular as ever.

But now it is a hobby.

With the launch of, recreational gold prospectors now have a community forum to swap stories, gold prospecting techniques and metal detecting equipment.

“The website takes advantage of the latest in cutting-edge web design and gives recreational prospectors a place to gather and share photos of gold specimens, reviews of the latest equipment and recaps of recent club outings,” said Brian Robinson, the site’s administrator in a statement. “We have had people from as far away as Australia and the Netherlands visit the site in just the first few hours. Forget bird flu, the world still has gold fever!”

In addition to forums (or message boards) there are articles detailing the history of past gold rushes, famous prospectors and historic mining equipment.

Mr. Robinson continued, “The image many people have of prospectors is the old Forty-Niner. You know, the ragged man with a donkey and pan who headed west in search of riches but either died at the end of a gun or bottom of a bottle of rot-gut whiskey. Today you will find whole families enjoying a day panning for gold along a river or metal detecting for coins after a picnic at the park.”

The site is fluid so it is accessible by a wide range of computer screens and enables a variety of gold prospecting information to be visible on one page such as news, polls, photos, rss feeds and message forums.

For more information about or gold prospecting visit



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