Blog Seed

The Life of a Modern Day Prospector

Chris Fouts is a modern day prospector, living in Bancroft, Canada's mineral capital.

Chris Fouts is a modern day prospector, living in Bancroft, Canada's mineral capital.

Have you ever wondered why gold is more precious than silver? Or what determines the severity of an earthquake? As August approaches everyone is buzzing about mineral collecting and Bancroft's 50th annual Rockhound Gemboree, but have you ever wondered what it's actually like to be a full time prospector? Or even, what exactly a modern day prospector does? Come by the Chamber office and pick up a copy of the latest issue of Country Roads magazine. Local writer (and Creative Director of WordBird Media) Michelle Annette Tremblay's latest feature article takes a fascinating in-depth look at prospecting in the modern age, interviewing local geologist/prospector Chris Fouts, who is also the VP of the Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club. It's an eye-opening article you won't want to miss! Can't make it in to the Chamber office? You can also check the article out online at www.CountryRoadsHastings.ca or at the author's website www.MichelleAnnetteTremblay.com.