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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.

1 comment:

  1. I think anyone considering Nome mining should FIRST visit Nome during the summer mining season - that done they will realize that there are very few spar parts, supplies or materials commercially available - you are on your own unless you can beg barrow or steal it... then again... Nome is remote and unless you can do it all yourself - its not for the average Joe. Stay home and save your money!