You are the one who makes decisions for yourself. You decided to get into mining in the first place. You also make the decisions on how you are going to approach gold mining, and how you are going to deal with all of the problems and the barriers to your success.
Recreational gold mining and prospecting has become a popular outdoor recreation in a number of countries, including New Zealand (especially in Otago), Australia, South Africa, Wales (at Dolaucothi and in Gwynedd), in Canada and in the United States especially in western states and California.
The early days of Bitcoin mining are often described as a gold rush. Satoshi Nakomoto's invention of Bitcoin, "a peer-to-peer electronic cash system," opened up an entirely new frontier, not just of freedom but of occasionally outrageous profits.