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My name is Jarrod Hnizdil . I am the owner of Mother Lode Prospecting and Adventure Supply.
 I live locally in Garden Valley. I'm a Dad , gold prospector, gardener and outdoorsman. I grew up in Southern California. I went to Alaska the first time when I was nineteen years old. I spent the next several years working in Denali National Park, during the summer and various states during the winter.
 I have traveled all over the country mainly on the west coast. So I could fish, snowboard, prospect and rock hound. I worked at several ski resorts and destination resorts. Mainly working in kitchens and some front desk, eventually ending up as an Executive Chef.
  As my family grew I decided I needed more time to be with them and to live the rural lifestyle I moved to the area to have and enjoy.
 I opened Mother Lode Prospecting and Adventure Supply to share my passion for small scale gold prospecting and to provide support for anyone who wants to get into a wonderful activity that can actually supplement your income, add to your retirement savings and for many still be a full time job.
 It is my goal to help beginners shorten the learning curve and to support the small scale mining community that we have locally. With quality products and information.
I offer guide services and am insured to take people into the field. I also can help local property owners discover history and gold on their land.
 I saw the need for a store locally that would carry many Items that are used locally yet, not available in one place. Float tubes, river shoes, firewood, fishing gear, worms, Knives ,outdoor gear, knife sharpening, and rental items. And of course the tools needed to get started in the adventure of looking for gold.
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