The death toll at an illegal gold mine in South Africa has now reached 76 and it is a reminder that it simply isn’t safe to venture into old mine shafts without the proper training and mining equipment. Actually, even that is dangerous and amateurs should just not risk it. After all, finding a hundred pound nugget would be pretty worthless if you got killed in the process.
Furthermore, there are simply much safer ways to mine than venturing into crumbling mine shafts, especially in the US where most of the mine shafts were dug by self taught mining engineers better than a century ago.
Strike It Rich!