Peter Hickson of UBS just announced his prediction for gold going to $2,025 this year, making hobby prospecting seem more feasible as a real source of extra income. Newbies and old hands alike may want to take a look at attending one of this years Gold and Treasure Shows put on by the Gold Prospectors Association of America.
Like the trapping shows many people are familiar with these shows will have expert seminars, instruction for beginners, equipment showcases and even door prizes. There are four shows panned in March and more than a dozen more planned for the rest of the year. The March shows schedule is as follows:
03/10/201-03/11/2012 at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, CA call 530-527-5920 for info
03/17/2012-03/18/2012 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, WA call 253-845-1771 for info
03/24/2012-03/25/2012 at the Oregon State Fair Center in Salem, OR call 503-947-3247 for info
03/31/2012-04/01/2012 at the Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, CA call 559-650-3247 for info
Now is a good time to learn about the finer points of prospecting.