Hi all My name is Robert Way I've been prospecting about 4 years now. I worked for Dell and my job was out-sourced and I had some time on my hands I never had before so I took up prospecting for a hobby. In about a year I started a small business Eureka Gold Panning and over the last few years prospecting has consumed my life. Business has grown and expanded in every direction. I'm now president of a new GPAA chapter in Greensboro ( Triad Gold Prospectors ) and have managed to get 60% of the mineral rites to the Fentress Gold Mine in Guilford County we are now re-opening. I have yet to find what I would consider a real picker ( 8 mesh ? ) but my day will come. I'm going on 2 years this Dec. of finding at least a micron of gold every day. Yukon Cornelius is my side kick going on 2 years this Dec also. Well I could probably wright a book here but will save something for later lol. I do have a book however will be published on Amazon as soon as I send them some Tax info lol. Thanks for adding me to your site and I look forward to meeting everyone soon.