The Prospector

“Some things should stay buried.”


(Mining & Quarrying)

  • A person who searches for the natural occurrence of gold, petroleum, etc
  • In the United States and Canada prospectors were lured by the promise of gold, silver, and other precious metals
  • They traveled across the mountains of the American West, carrying picks, shovels and gold pans
  • The majority of early prospectors had no training and relied mainly on luck to discover deposits
  • This lead to many deaths and quarrels amongst those allured common folk to the prospects of becoming rich

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