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If I Mined in the Gold Fields
Gold, gold, gold, hurrah! Wrong! I would say that mining for gold in the California gold fields would be extremely tough. First of all getting to California to mine gold would be super hard. There are two ways to get to California, and both are intense and treacherous. Lack of supplies, lack of food, terrible disease, deadly hazards, and many more dreadful problems await on the journey to the gold fields. Once I got there, there would be more problems. Food is not cheap or good. Not only was food expensive, tools and goods were! It would cost one hundred dollars for a pickaxe or shovel! Some other rotten things were like lots of pesky fleas in my bed. Don’t expect I could find an ounce of gold in a jiffy. It would probably take a days work for half an ounce! The water in the river would be icy cold so my hands would be frostbitten. I wouldn’t want to get arrested because then I would be hanged! Some miners would be violent when they weremad and shoot whom they were angry with. There would be a ton of rats nibbling on my food. Some animals would steal gold for some reason. There could be a flood because of hydraulic mining, and my supplies could be washed away. My food could rot and become rancid. Baths were quite rare in mining camps and cost a lot. I probably couldn’t take a bath for a month! Life in a mining camp was pretty darn tough!
By : Ricky
Article posted January 20, 2010 at 03:18 PM •
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