4 Day Prospector Workshops
Learn techniques to prospect for gold and other minerals from a well-respected Canadian prospector. Did you know, you could strike it rich! Many explorers have gotten gold fever and made discoveries that led to mines.
The Workshop is based at the Bjorkman Homestead on Whiskeyjack Lake. Toolkits, lodging and meals are included in the price.
*Prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons participating.
Prospectors of the modern day...
When people ask what we do for a living, prospector is not what they expect. We aren't your historical picture of an old bearded man leading a donkey. Rather the opposite, we are a family mostly comprised of young women with long blonde hair, wearing Gortex jackets and using GPS's and laptops.
Despite modern technology, some things haven't changed like using sledge hammers to obtain rock samples, compasses for accurate sighting, and an appetite for adventure and determination, to weather whatever storm nature might cook up out there.
Mining has been around since the beginning of mankind and mines don't find themselves. Someone has to start looking and a prospector is that niche of exploration; the beginning of the process leading to discovery leading to production. Prospectors are usually inherently curious, hoping for that lucky break and ever optimistic that maybe under the next tree root or over the next hill, will be a new discovery.
A prospector is usually someone who is happy and at home in the bush. You have to be; there are plenty of days full of every bug imaginable swarming you, days of cold rain, hot sun, terrible tangled bush. If you can take all that though, you will see beautiful sunrises, sunsets, rivers and lakes, and grand views from high hills. You will walk the land enjoying all the small intricacies in nature. You will rest well at night having worked a hard day covering rough terrain carrying a pack full of rocks. There is a certain satisfaction in a good day's work outside.