wouldnt you like to know. i'll be honest i dont have the full 300k but not far off. once i get to northern cali it wont take long.
i will average 400 a day on the gold fields there and at years end i will have made over 100k. then its off to buying equipment and making plans to getting everything shipped from seattle to ak.
OK, I'll play....
Where in NorCal you plan on running your operation, just a general area will do? You do know that dredging is closed, due to a law suit, in the entire state right? If you are contemplating a bigger operation with a wash plant you will need approximately 38 permits in this state which take years, if ever, to acquire. 100K in a year panning/metal detecting on GPAA mine claims ain't gonna happen.
Now, if you were lucky enough to locate an old hardrock mine that was a good producer back in the day and isn't already claimed, maybe.
Then you'll need a permit from ATF and the local sheriff for explosives. Again, not easy to acquire. Add in a little geology, you know, so you can read the rock and follow the indicators.
A good mine engineering book will come in handy also.
After all that, if you aren't dead from a mistake, you may just find what you're looking for.
Best of luck to you in your adventure and be safe.
ETA:Couldn't get the IMG thing to work so had to go with links to the pics.
This post was edited on 12/30 at 2:11 pm