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6th Mar '18 3:49:55 AM Medinoc
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** In "The Tenderfoot", an Englishman comes to claim his inheritance, accompanied by a unflappable butler. At the end of the story, the butler becomes a prospector in the Yukon, where Waldo and Luke go to rescue him after he's kidnapped for his claim.

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** In "The Tenderfoot", an Englishman comes to claim his inheritance, accompanied by a unflappable butler. At the end of the story, the butler becomes a prospector in the Yukon, where in a sequel story, Waldo and Luke go to rescue him after he's kidnapped for his claim.
11th Feb '18 4:40:26 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonists of ''PaleRider'' (except the Preacher) are part of a prospecting camp.

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* The protagonists of ''PaleRider'' ''Film/PaleRider'' (except the Preacher) are part of a prospecting camp.
29th Jan '18 1:53:27 PM Jake
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See also MountainMan. Do not confuse with GoldDigger, which is more about hooking up with someone for money.

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See also MountainMan.MountainMan for a similar archetype who makes a living with a different commodity, and AsteroidMiners for several elements of this trope RecycledInSpace. Do not confuse with GoldDigger, which is more about hooking up with someone for money.
1st Nov '17 5:43:40 PM foxley
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* ''Film/CanyonPassage'': Being a mining town, Jacksonville is filled prospectors. Poor, doomed 'Mac' [=MacIver=] probably best fits the stereotype.
9th Sep '17 3:33:25 PM Chabal2
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* Bearded prospectors with ten-gallon hats made many, ''many'' appearances in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. The first was the appropriately-named Dick Digger, who was the laughingstock of the whole town because they all knew his claim was worthless. And having finally been convinced of it, he gives one last pickaxe blow... which uncovers gold.

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* Bearded prospectors with ten-gallon hats made many, ''many'' appearances in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''.
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The first was the appropriately-named Dick Digger, who was the laughingstock of the whole town because they all knew his claim was worthless. And having finally been convinced of it, he gives one last pickaxe blow... which uncovers gold.
** One accompanies the stagecoach carrying his gold out West... only to lose it all to Pat Poker (as there's nothing to do on the stagecoach but gamble).
** One causes no small trouble in "Rantanplan's Inheritance", where he makes Rantanplan the heir to his fortune, and names Joe Dalton as next in line if the dog dies. And at the end of the story, it turns out he wasn't even dead.
** In "The Tenderfoot", an Englishman comes to claim his inheritance, accompanied by a unflappable butler. At the end of the story, the butler becomes a prospector in the Yukon, where Waldo and Luke go to rescue him after he's kidnapped for his claim.
** "Daltons in the Blizzard" shows Canada's take on prospectors: the miner enters the bar after six months in the wilderness and gives a sack of gold dust to the bartender, who weighs it. Everyone rushes the bar, drinking like there's no tomorrow until the bartender announces the gold's value has been used up. The red-nosed miner then cheerfully exits the bar, announcing he'll be back in another six months.




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* ''VideoGame/ZeusMasterOfOlympus'': the silver miner walker is definitely this (despite, y'know, the game being set in AncientGreece), having the accent and the line "There's silver in them thar hills".
27th Aug '17 8:59:51 PM PaulA
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* Tell Sackett more or less stumbles into becoming a prospector in LouisLAmour's novel ''Sackett''.

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* Tell Sackett more or less stumbles into becoming a prospector in LouisLAmour's Creator/LouisLAmour's novel ''Sackett''.
5th Jun '17 8:29:12 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'' has numerous prospectors, as Creede, Colorado is in the middle of a silver rush. One of them, Soapy, is a CoolOldGuy who helps main character Robert Ford make his fortune finding some of the silver.
25th May '17 1:27:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* The gold-crazy, claim-jumping aspect is donned by the children (even the scientific Dick) in the Arthur Ransome novel "Pigeon Post" (see "SwallowsAndAmazons") , while the methodical modern scientific aspect is pushed off onto the armadillo. Slater Bob manages to inhabit both visions, depending on who is with him at the time.

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* The gold-crazy, claim-jumping aspect is donned by the children (even the scientific Dick) in the Arthur Ransome novel "Pigeon Post" (see "SwallowsAndAmazons") "Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons") , while the methodical modern scientific aspect is pushed off onto the armadillo. Slater Bob manages to inhabit both visions, depending on who is with him at the time.
23rd Apr '17 4:24:52 PM nombretomado
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* A vignette in the Designer's Notes for ''TranshumanSpace: In The Well'', set during the terraforming of Mars, features a prospector who is paranoid that he will be lured away from his find, and a Martian Ranger trying to convince him the terraforming process is underway. His [[TooDumbToLive last thought]] is "Where did that claim-jacker get all this water?"

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* A vignette in the Designer's Notes for ''TranshumanSpace: ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace: In The Well'', set during the terraforming of Mars, features a prospector who is paranoid that he will be lured away from his find, and a Martian Ranger trying to convince him the terraforming process is underway. His [[TooDumbToLive last thought]] is "Where did that claim-jacker get all this water?"
3rd Apr '17 4:06:05 PM AnotherDuck
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* Some fantasy [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]] will do this, although most seem to prefer working already-established mines with their brethren.
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