First, go somewhere pretty (with water):
Then set up your sluice - that's a metal thingy with ridges and a screen and a carpet in it. It apparently catches your gold but lets most of the other crap run through, cause gold is heavy and sinks, but sand and little pebbles are lighter and don't... right?
Then send some manly men to dig up the river dirt, which is completely filled with gold nuggets:
Run a few buckets full of river dirt through the sluice, then roll up the gold-filled carpet and rinse all the gold out into your trusty bucket:
Next, take your bucket full of gold (whose name is Ace) and run it all through your gold pan. Just swirl it all around, and the gold magically appears, through magic. And fairies help too I think:
Don't forget to pay homage to your walking stick, George, who saved your life by keeping you from slipping on the ice, falling into the frozen brook, and being eaten by ice sharks:
After all your hard work:
At the end of the day, you collect your reward:
That nugget has got to be worth PENNIES!
Jen & Dave Paul, owners & operators of Old Post Farm