Small-scale gold mining can be a real challenge at times, full of frustration, disappointment, and the urge to throw in the towel. It comes with the territory, but no matter how your prospecting and mining activities are going just keep on digging.
There’s no such thing as failure in small-scale gold mining.
Each and every minute you spent prospecting is a positive, no matter how poorly you might do on any given occasion. Ideally, we all want to get the gold and lots of it, but the truth of the matter is us small-scale miners often struggle to get even small amounts of gold. That’s the reality of gold prospecting. Striking it rich may be our golden dream, but chances are you’ll work your butts off for very little yellow. But even the worst days mining are better than any given day at work.
You are out doing what you enjoy. Enjoying what you do is the key, being passionate about something. Being passionate about gold prospecting and everything associated with it. Something you are passionate about cannot be deemed a failure whatever the results of any given day, week, month, or year. Everything you see, hear, read, study, and do that’s related to mining is a plus. The results really don’t matter in the long run because it’s all contributing to your knowledge and experience as a small-scale prospector. That’s a winning proposition.
Any mistakes you might make in your mining approach is in truth, a plus. It’s a big time learning opportunity, a chance to learn and grow from the experience. Seize those learning opportunities each and every time they arise.
Gold mining is a lot of hard work for very little return. You can only do what you can do.
So the next time things don’t go your way out there in the diggings, do your best to get a line on why things went wrong. Then make the necessary changes to your gear, set up, or approach so the next time you can move forward again and get that gold.
And don’t forget to get all the abundant gold life has to offer!