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Gold? Prospecting or mining silver or gold.

Wheezer

I've enjoyed several stories on prospecting/finding gold or silver - most of which I've forgotten the titles. :( One I recall is the Howley-Howard stories.

If you have a favorite story of prospecting or mining, present day or do-over, please list. There are some excellent stories involving 'found' treasure such as Spanish gold, Civil War gold, etc. but let's save those for another thread.

Harold Wilson

Funny you should ask that. Just today I re-read "Gold," by BigZeke.

http://storiesonline.net/s/57682/gold

richardshagrin

The Old Guy wrote at least two stories with finding gold and panning for it. The one below and a sequel.
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Replies:   samuelmichaels
samuelmichaels

@richardshagrin

Lazlong's Washed Up and Rotedrachen's Will and Carrie come to mind. Oh, and Lucky Jim by FantasyLover.

mimauk

His Lucky Charm by Argon

rkimmelerre
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If you're willing to track down a print book, Wildside by Steven Gould is a great read. It's about a teenager who inherits a farm that contains a portal to an alternate Earth where humans never evolved. This means all the gold ever discovered is there for the taking. The only problem is getting to it through hundreds of miles of wild territory. And then the government starts sniffing around...

Wheezer
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@rkimmelerre

Thanks. I just downloaded the Kindle book. I've read a couple of Gould's other books (dead tree format) but never ran across this one.

docholladay

@rkimmelerre

And then the government starts sniffing around...


Isn't that always the case. The government always wants to be in control or should I say the politicians.

Replies:   LonelyDad
BlinkReader

@rkimmelerre

If you're willing to track down a print book, Wildside by Steven Gould...


I've read it.
Technically good, worth reading, government side as usual just black, youth as usual brilliant, but somehow i expected more ...

Nizzgrrl
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Let me add two stories by Dual Writer: Recluse and Ghost and from the Florida Friends series, Chuck and Lisa. You might want to back track through the Florida Friends series to Dual Writer's Vacation? and move forward from there to have a grasp of the characters and their activities and talents.

I heartedly second the suggestions of Argon's Lucky Charm and FantasyLover's Lucky Jim. Its sequel, Lucky Jim II, isn't exactly on track, but it's not to be missed.

Well that's my two cents worth.

Nizzgrrl

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LonelyDad

@Nizzgrrl

I heartedly second the suggestions of Argon's Lucky Charm and FantasyLover's Lucky Jim. Its sequel, Lucky Jim II, isn't exactly on track, but it's not to be missed.

Another of his stories closer to the topic is 'Escape From Lexington'. A lot more on the gold mining part of the story.

cantamelon
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The Gift and The Gift II by ?Volentrin? both having him going in back in time for gold. Only certain chapters, though.

Old man with a pen wrote a story title " Sunny Corner"
Check it out!

hiltonls16

@Wheezer

The Howly Howard series mentioned is Blind Sight (which includes the gold mining) and Into the Shadows by vlfouquet.

It took me a couple weeks pondering to recall the title when I read this post.

hiltonls16

@Wheezer

The Howly Howard series mentioned is Blind Sight (which includes the gold mining) and Into the Shadows by vlfouquet.

It took me a couple weeks pondering to recall the title when I read this post.

oyster50

Respectfully I tender my current on-going story Lena wherein the main character inherits an old farmstead. Clearing the land, he and his wife unearth a cache of gold coins buried during the Civil War.

It's not exactly placer mining or whatever, but it made for a fun story line to write.

LonelyDad

@docholladay

And then the government starts sniffing around...

Isn't that always the case. The government always wants to be in control or should I say the politicians.

It's actually more likely the bureaucrats than the politicians. It is just that when what the bureaucrats are attempting becomes public that the politicians get involved.

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sejintenej

@Nizzgrrl

Let me add two stories by Dual Writer: Recluse and Ghost and from the Florida Friends series, Chuck and Lisa. .

I'm not sure either of these fully answer's the original enquiry. In Recluse and Ghost it is a small part when coin is discovered and in Florida Friends it is a minor party whose propertyy is found to have gold. (I do recommend both stories for other reasons.

OTOH I 100% agree with Ian181 in respect of the Mirror lake story; what a pity it is on a different site which we shouldn't really be recommending.

Replies:   Wheezer
docholladay

@LonelyDad

It's actually more likely the bureaucrats than the politicians. It is just that when what the bureaucrats are attempting becomes public that the politicians get involved.


Maybe its because of the fact that at the age of 15 without breaking any damned laws. I had my citizenship taken away from me by LAW in the state of Georgia. I wonder why I have absolutely no trust in the Government any more regardless of branch.

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Wheezer

@sejintenej

I'm not sure either of these fully answer's the original enquiry.

Yes. I've read and enjoyed those stories, but I was looking for stories about mining & prospecting gold - not finding treasure. I read the Mirror Lake story, but the author started several sequels and spin-off stories and never finished any of them. :(

LonelyDad

'Gold' and 'Lucky Jim' are the only two stories I can call to mind that actually get into the mechanics and ramifications of mining gold.

The story line around Chuck Johnson's aunt in the Florida Friends stories is more about the legal and financial aspects of mining than the mechanics of it.

samuelmichaels

@Wheezer

I've enjoyed several stories on prospecting/finding gold or silver - most of which I've forgotten the titles. :( One I recall is the Howley-Howard stories.

If you have a favorite story of prospecting or mining, present day or do-over, please list.

Not sure if anybody mentioned Time by John Wales; it's a do-ver with some gold mining.

PotomacBob

@docholladay

"I had my citizenship taken away from me by LAW in the state of Georgia."
That piques my curiosity. Would you mind sharing the circumstances. Since states don't issue citizenship, how can they take it away?

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docholladay
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@PotomacBob

At the age of 15 I went into a Mental Hospital. I was trying to learn how to control my violent side when I was forced into a fight. According to the laws at that time I lost the right to own my clothes or any other property. I was not labeled as a patient but as an INMATE. In other words I had no rights what so ever and no legal protection. Hell a convicted killer or rapist or whatever had more legal rights and protection than I did. The fucking Atlanta Police Detective who raped my ass and eventually was caught in the act molesting(raping) a young adolescent girl was only forced to take an early retirement, records sealed, address and phone etc. Sealed for his protection. Sure I had stated I was going to kill him so maybe he had a need to be protected.

edited to add: As for the violence. The only thing they could get me for legally was: "SELF DEFENSE"

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