For the past decade, Mike Pung has scoured the Oklahoma hills and rivers in search of gold.
From what he told Tulsa’s Channel 8, it hasn’t exactly proven to be a fruitful venture.
You know, I’ve been in this for 10 years now, and I have never found a nugget, ever.”
But for Pung and other members of of the Gold Prospectors of Oklahoma City, gold hunting is a labor of love. They spend hours panning in Oklahoma rivers and sifting piles of dirt in hope of finding even the tiniest flakes of gold. After all that work, you may need a magnifying glass to examine the haul. Nevertheless, Gary Whited said the thrill of the find is hard to even explain. He said even a speck can make you feel like you made your way into Fort Knox.