Considering the overall setup and build, it may take a while before any gold is actually uncovered. Because of this, Rick Ness thinks it’s wise to take some time to appreciate when the first gold of the season rolls in. That’s exactly what he told Channel Guide when the topic of best moment of the season came up. He said: “It’s easy for everyone to lose focus and forget what they’re there for and what they’re doing. I saw that with everyone, and as soon as the first gold appeared in the sluice box, I took my friends there who had never seen it before and I could see their reactions.”
Of course, the sight of gold helped a lot in reconfiguring everyone’s priorities. In the heat of the moment it’s easy to forget why you’re doing something, but when you see all that hard work paying off, it can all be worth it.