Steve B made me recall something.
I watched the Gold Rush series made by Discovery channel.
It was, of course, very interesting. I was shocked, though, about the following:1) How little money they made in the end 2) How hard they had to work 3) How much risk they had to take to make so little money.
Here, I am talking about two kinds of risk, first, financial risk, and second, working with dangerous equipment in very iffy conditions, being rushed, fatigued etc. I personally think that they were lucky not to suffer any injury or worse, given how they had to work, operator fatigue, uneven terrain etc.i