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Friday, March 22, 2013

Dredging Nome Man's Land, The Book


Coming SOON!!

Gold Diving in Nome, Alaska

Interesting and Cool to Watch!
                                                     Video by Ian Foster, Gold Diver et al

R.I.P. John Bunce

                                          John Bunce 26

Police investigate a Nome gold diver's death
In the morning hours of Sept. 1, Nome police officers responded to a report of an unexpected death on the east end of First Avenue.
NPD confirmed the death of John Bunce, 26 of Nome, but declined to comment on the manner or cause of death.
NPD said the death is under investigation.
Bunce’s remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.   Nome Nugget Sept 2012

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Considering Dredging for Gold in Nome Alaska?

A person CAN make money in Nome, but it isn’t easy.  Mining in general is a difficult business and is surprisingly more difficult than it looks.  It can be an emotional roller coaster.  When it is good it is really good, and when it is bad, it is terrible!

You shouldn’t be a Gold Dredger in Nome if...
1) You want or need a steady paycheck.  

2) You can't handle the uncertainty of finding gold.

3) You lack the belief in finding gold.

4) You can't think clearly in a crunch.

5) You melt under pressure.

6) You panic easily.

7) You regularly have poor judgement.

8) You can’t take scratches, bruises, freezing half to death, mosquito bites, sunburn, seasickness and other physical abuses.

9) You can’t pick up 200 lbs without a problem.

10) You are afraid of water and the ocean or cannot swim.

11) You lack patience and perseverance.

12) You dislike labor intensive jobs.

13)  You lack the ability to see past the miserable conditions during the dredging season.

14) You are generally moody. 

Just a few real good reasons to think again about it.