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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quits for Now

It came as a surprise that KY Goldenrod's dredging season came to an abrupt end this week.  Patience wore thin, and we were not successful in recruiting another diver to finish the season. The past week or so in Nome, the weather has been rough again.  Two nights ago the winds were howling at 55 mph, further stifling precious time left in the season.   According to the local miners, anytime between Oct 15th through October 31rst, the ice starts to form over the Bering Sea, halting the summer gold dredging season...

The good news is that our team had been making progress in determining what we may have (in the way of gold) on our offshore lots.  Armed with likely GPS coordinates, the crew was eagerly pursuing those points of interest.   Several times they tried, only to be disappointed in the underwater visibility factor related to the high winds 'murking up' the seafloor.


  1. Will there be a recap summary of the 2012 season? Days working, waiting, repairs, expenses, ounces etc?

  2. Hello Doug,

    Most certainly! All along I've been writing a book (actually started last November). A little overwhelmed right now with some publishing deals. It is a very complicated business to make a solid decision about. If you have any advice could you write to me at my email address? Don't want to make the wrong decision.
    Thank You!!

  3. It might be too late, but I wish you would just self-publish your work in e-book format after using quality editing services (like I'm an avid reader, and found your blog via google (I like bering sea gold show). You've started your blog, keep it fresh and interesting, that's your marketing. Be professional about hiring an editor and cover, format for ebook and don't gouge the reader (say $2.99/ ebook). You'll make over $2 per book, forever. A publisher will months and months to publish and do little to no marketing, maybe give you $2500-5000 upfront, and you'll never earn out additional. Self pub like a pro, your book is out faster, with commission (amazon) that's much higher. I've got no skin in this, it would just be nice to see your book out sooner and with a better chance of profit for you. Take care and good luck.

  4. Dear Anonymous,
    Thank you very much for your advice about how I should get my book 'out there'. I have a publisher who is waiting on me to finish. I just want it to be interesting and informative to my audience. I promise, it WILL be out by this coming summer! And, I cannot wait to go to Nome to see all the action this upcoming season! Thanks again for your interest, enthusiasm and advice. :)
    Wendy Palmer