The motivation to look for gold takes many forms.  One thing that all gold seekers have in common is the thrill of seeing this rare, valuable and beautiful mineral appear from the earth. The search is filled with promise, sometimes fulfilled, sometimes dashed. The book gathers the experiences of many long - time hobbyists, gives information on the equipment needed, where to get help, the pitfalls, building a collection, successful trips, sources of information and anecdotal stories. Appendices of basic information of use to the gold panner and a glossary for the beginner are contained at the end. Well illustrated throughout, this book will strike a chord with the experienced protagonist yet aid the beginner should they wish to take up this hobby.

Smitten by Gold