Gold Prospecting Adventures for the Whole Family
Catch the Fever – Gold Fever!
A Unique & Exciting All-Ages Activity
If you’re looking for an activity the entire family can enjoy, look no further! Gold Prospecting Adventures are a wonderful way to bring your family together. This shared experience will provide you with some incredible memories, a great story and, if you’re lucky, a pocket full of gold!
At American Gold Prospecting Adventures, we offer guided gold prospecting classes and adventures throughout northern New England and Arizona. We keep the group sizes small to assure you and your family have plenty of time to pan for gold. Our expert guides are with you every step of the way, helping you perfect your technique, answering your questions and sharing their own gold prospecting experiences.
Our Gold Prospecting Classes last three hours and are perfect for families with younger children or those of any age who are new to the pastime. You’ll learn about gold, where it comes from, how it travels and ends up in the rivers and streams of New England, and through the hills and deserts of Arizona…and the best way to find it. We’ll teach you how to pan for gold and run dirt through a sluice. You’ll have access to all the equipment you need to find your own gold—and you get to keep what you find!
Our Gold Prospecting Adventures are six hours and are best for those individuals or families who have previous experience prospecting. We’ll go beyond the basics and teach you how to read the river to determine the most likely places to find gold. We’ll focus on more advanced prospecting and panning techniques to make the experience more enjoyable and more productive. We may head to more remote locations, experiment with cracking bedrock, or spend some time helping you become skilled in how to utilize other unique prospecting equipment. With our expert guidance, you’ll have the abilities and knowledge you need to take your prospecting to the next level.
In addition to these planned events, we offer private adventures that can be customized to meet your needs.
Our guides are some of the kindest and most generous people in the business, and I consider myself fortunate to work with them. Dan Brown is the founder of the New Hampshire Gold Prospectors group and is an expert at dredging and highbanking. Bruce Roberts is also an experienced prospector with great skills and knowledge. Each of us has learned from the other and we look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge with you!
American Gold Prospecting Adventures
Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Provides Alternative to CPAP Machines
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. There is a broad range in regards to impact on breathing. Pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes, and can occur up to 30 times or more within an hour. If not treated it can interrupt sleep hundreds of times within a night meaning the brain and the rest of the body may not be receiving enough oxygen. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. If you think you might, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Treatment is necessary to avoid heart problems and other complications.
There are two main types of sleep apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax.
- Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
Many people impacted by sleep disorders use a CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine to regulate airflow and ensure continuous breathing. Although CPAP machines are effective at regulating breathing, many patients find it extremely difficult to sleep with a mask adhered to their face.
If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea there is a much better solution. We provide an oral appliance alternative to the CPAP machine, and medical insurances can be billed for the device. If you have already had a sleep study and either cannot tolerate, or do not want a CPAP machine, this is a very effective alternative. This oral appliance gives a patient a restful night and the ability to travel.
As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, I have extensive experience helping provide significantly improved quality of life for many patients. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea call my office, Portside Family Dental in Newburyport to schedule an appointment, 978-462-4590. A restful sleep awaits!
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