I never thought too much about the idea of trying to dig for gold as a form of income or investment. At the same time I always assumed that most of the large findings have already been taken and any attempts to try and find a jackpot is slim to none. That’s why I was surprised to learn that there are actually still a lot of people trying to find gold on various land claims.
People often say for investment gold can be a great thing to have compared to just stock investments as an example. I personally don’t have too much knowledge of the topic and so for me it’s never really hit my radar on things to do if you are looking to invest your money in something. I have heard the saying too where for the gold rush it wasn’t so much people who found gold that became rich but rather those who were selling shovels and maps.
I suppose either way it comes with a risk like everything else. But it’s useful to know all of the things you can do in order to create investments for the future.