I hope everyone is doing well. I am brand new and decided to buy a membership on a whim because I have always had a interest in gold and panning for it. Also, living in the southwest with mining very common in the area has always peaked my adventure side. Needless to say I am excited to get out and start learning and finding gold. I don't have high expectations and my job allows me 35 days where I don't have to work when I am in the State so I plan on being as active as I can be while I have the time. I also watch a lot of YouTube videos but take everything with a grain of salt and the main reason of signing up on here was to have the materials needed to learn, readily available. I look forward to seeing you guys out and about.