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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.
3rd Mar '17 11:52:48 PM Theriocephalus
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' GaidenGame ''TabletopGame/{{Gorkamorka}}'' has the special character Nazgrub Wurrzag. A [[ScavengerWorld Scrap Prospector]], Nazgrub is a loner who wears a big floppy hat and carries a pickaxe shaped choppa. He spends his time searching for that one big score that will lead to unimaginable wealth and has the special rule [[GoldFever Scrap Fever]] that makes him ''Hate'' any model he sees carrying a Scrap counter.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' GaidenGame ''TabletopGame/{{Gorkamorka}}'' has the special character Nazgrub Wurrzag. A [[ScavengerWorld Scrap Prospector]], Nazgrub is a loner who wears a big floppy hat and carries a pickaxe shaped pickaxe-shaped choppa. He spends his time searching for that one big score that will lead to unimaginable wealth and has the special rule [[GoldFever Scrap Fever]] that makes him ''Hate'' any model he sees carrying a Scrap counter.



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* There is a restaurant chain called "The Claim Jumper."

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* There is a restaurant chain called "The Claim Jumper."
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7th Feb '17 8:39:03 AM Granitoons
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* Mad Mack Midas from the ''Series/ChuckleVision'' episode 'Gold Rush.'
7th Feb '17 8:36:11 AM Granitoons
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* Mad McGraw (voiced by Jimmy Hibbert) and his mule (Jack May) from the ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' episode 'Ghostly Ghost', where the Count travels to the Yukon to search for gold. A similar character shows up in 'Deadeye Duck', again voiced by Jimmy Hibbert.
* The Doc from Saskatoon, or more commonly, simply Doc from ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' is a frequent patron of the Penguins favourite ice cream parlour. He fits the appearence of the ol prospector type and is prone to telling tall tales of his days in the OldWest. Voice by Rob Rackstraw.
31st Dec '16 10:02:52 PM BattleMaster
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* The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet have several reality shows about prospectors, including Alaska Gold Rush [[note]]Several families from Oregon move to Alaska during the Great Recession to try running a gold mining operation; the show follows their efforts[[/note]], Bering Sea Gold [[note]]About a team that specializes in underwater gold mining in the Bering Sea.[[/note]], and Ice Cold Gold [[note]]A team of geologists goes to Greenland to prospect some previously unexplored areas- rather than trying to strike major claims themselves they were actually surveying to try to find deposits that would be worth sending a crew back to mine.[[/note]].
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