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Jokes about gold, prospecting and mining

Posted 23/04/2019 in Gold

Having a good sense of humour is a handy asset for those interested in gold detecting, gold sluicing or gold panning. 

Years ago my grandfather dropped his full vial of gold out of his shirt pocket into a fast-moving river and couldn't find it again. 

I watched someone drop their first ever gold nugget through old floor boards, where it now lies trapped beneath the building. 

Any prospector who uses a detector can tell you they have laboured endlessly in the hot sun digging holes for gold nuggets only to come home with nails and bullets at the end of the day. 

In fact, many prospectors regularly come home empty handed after having spent large sums of money buying gold detectors and coils. 

These people all have one thing in common - they laugh it off and get back out there looking for more. They've been struck with gold fever, and it ain't letting go!

In the spirit of this good humour which often comes along with gold fever, we have chucked together a bunch of jokes about gold, prospecting and mining. 

If you know any other jokes about gold you can share them with us in the comment section below!

Why did the prospector get kicked out of the pub?
It's illegal to sell alcohol to miners

What do you get when you throw a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat miner

Why did they build a castle for the pile of gold?
Because it's a noble metal

What did the iron say to the gold when it tried to wake him up?
AU, get out of here!

What did the gold collector bake for dessert?
Karat cake

Why did the man turn down a mining opportunity?
He had heard it was a rock bottom job

Why was the underground miner depressed?
He couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel

Why do miners make good accomplices?
They won't snitch, they're good at mining their own business

Why did the miner quit his job?
Because every time he put his helmet on he felt light headed

Why was the dwarf's mining company so successful?
Because he had such low overheads

What's another name for fake gold?

Why did the man quit working for the mining company?
It was a boring job

What is the playboy definition of a metallurgist?
Someone who tells the difference between a platinum blonde and a common ore

How do you get gold's attention?
Aaayyyy youuuuuu!

What kind of music did the gold nugget listen to?
Heavy metal

What kind of dogs to gold panners like most?
Golden retreivers

Why did the robber break into the canoe store?
He heard that gold is found in ores

If you find gold in Australia, where should you look for silver?

What did the old coin say to the metal detector?
Don't take that tone with me!

Leave us a comment below if you've got any other jokes to share about gold, prospecting and mining.

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Established in 1980, the Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria is a voluntary body created to protect the rights and opportunities of those who wish to prospect, fossick or mine in the State of Victoria, Australia.

You can support the PMAV in their fight to uphold these rights by becoming a member. You'll also gain access to exclusive publications, field days, prospecting tips, discounts and competitions.

Check out the PMAV website for more information.




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Mike Cross
Playboy definition of a metallurgist, someone who tell the difference between a platinum blonde and a common ore.
Goldfields Guide
Nice one Mike, I've added it to the list! Cheers :)