We Found GOLD in East Tennessee – Literally and Figuratively!!

We Found GOLD in East Tennessee – Literally and Figuratively!!


We didn’t strike it rich in the creek where we were camped, but we met someone who knows a ton about the pursuit of gold. Rodney was camping and hunting with his son in the spot next to us and every day he would come by to give me advice and point out some things I was doing incorrectly. I had the sluice box turned the wrong way for crying out loud.

The night before we were all planning to leave camp, Rodney’s son, Brent, blew a head gasket on his truck. I offered to drive into town and get some head gasket sealer so they didn’t have to worry about cutting their hunting trip short. When I got back we fixed up the truck (I really just observed because they had it under control) and then drove out of the woods. Rodney invited me back to his home for a warm shower and a soft bed to sleep in for the night and the next morning I got to learn how to pan for gold the proper way. It was great to have that experience and even better to have made a new friend. We’ll be going back to learn more from Rodney in about a week.

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  1. VetTekKimmy on September 26, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Well, damn! I am in N.GA….not far from Dahlonhega….closer to Tallulah Falls. So, my question is….can you only find gold in the creeks and waterways?

  2. no1bandfan on September 26, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Surface tension!!!!

  3. Stacie Ballard on September 26, 2022 at 8:16 am

    So my friend Kendell madden actually is on a tv show that they mine gold as a business. Interesting stuff.
    North Georgia huh

  4. Barb EA on September 26, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Good video. We met in Oly during filming and found your channel a while back. Great channel and love Bravo!

  5. Julian on September 26, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Audit the audit showed me this. I have always wanted to do something like this, too bad my Doberman only wants to run along side my motorcycle, not on it. Plus he’s huge. My Dobby runs all the way to our property line then comes back home and waits for me to come back.

  6. J Law on September 26, 2022 at 8:32 am

    so much to learn! so little time! 😬👍

  7. MARC FLETCH-Facts don't care about your Feelings! on September 26, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Audit the Audit got me watching your Channel ,all the way from Australia.
    If you Ever make it down under and are on the Central Coast of NSW ,Your welcome to have a good clean place as a base to stay mate.

  8. freedom dove on September 26, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Interesting! Rodney is a great teacher. 🙂 I think I’m all caught up on your videos now. I’m glad Jamie sent us over here. You have a nice channel. 🙂

  9. Christina Therrien on September 26, 2022 at 8:34 am

    I’d love to find gold. I like doing that type of stuff…

  10. Richard Lister on September 26, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Audit the audit sent me here!!!

  11. Nolan Pierce on September 26, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Audit The Audit sent me! The ordeal that you experienced with the rogue cop was something we all don’t want to go through! You handled the situation well!

  12. T Lin on September 26, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Audit the audit brought me here too. Love that you’re riding and camping with your dog! That’s one impressive blue you have there!

  13. Cousin Eddy on September 26, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Good video, glad you got some good advice. That new intro with all the special effects is kind of distracting (not horrible). Good sound tracks. They play really loud compared to the rest of the audio though.

  14. Dan Schlangen on September 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

    I believe that gold hunting and fishing have similar draws for people: you are outdoors, but actively doing something, not just laying about. Both have occasional disappointments, but when successful are quite rewarding. Note: the end music was both quite loud, and quite annoying, lol.

  15. Jack Burton on September 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Cool video, I always say I’m going to go rockhounding but I never do. I think that music might have given me epilepsy 😆 🤣 😂

  16. Candace on September 26, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Hey! I’m glad I found your channel. Audit to Audit sent me here. You’ve got yourself a new subscriber. Have a Good Day.

  17. wompasdub on September 26, 2022 at 8:53 am

    Rodney seems like a good dude

  18. K H on September 26, 2022 at 8:56 am

    I agree, it’s the hunt. Problem is, too many people putting way too much on tv and internet, and people are destroying everything I’ve read. Trying to get internet famous.

  19. Himmler Volk on September 26, 2022 at 8:59 am


  20. geoffreyjones2000 on September 26, 2022 at 9:03 am

    We have old gold mines in Maryland and I see people panning the creeks that feed the Potomac River

  21. K H on September 26, 2022 at 9:06 am

    I hate people watching tv and internet then rushing out to destroy everything with their greed

  22. Sovereign Bear on September 26, 2022 at 9:07 am

    You are gold.

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