In Nevada children study the gold rush in history class. That’s right: money, greed, and the founding of a state on the backs of individuals who fell for a dream of instant riches. In tribute to Nevada’s past, I offer these minor miner jokes:
Q: What’s are the three rules of finding gold? A: Mine, mine, mine.
Q: Why did the miner take a balloon ride in a thunderstorm? A: He heard that every cloud has a silver lining.
Q: Why did the miner stay in Nevada instead of moving northwest? A: Because he didn’t like the sound of a place called “Ore-gone”
Q: Why are so many gold-diggers children? A: Because it’s the only profession open to minors.
Q: What do you call the diggers with no clothes on? A: Strip miners.
Q: Why does everyone love gold? A: You can’t help but dig it.
Q: Why did the student pan for gold all night long? A: His mother told him, “You’d better finish your homework, ore else!”
Q; Why was silver more popular than gold? A: Everyone dug the silver, but panned the gold.
Q: Why couldn’t the miner ever find gold? A: He looked and looked, but searched in vein.
Q: What did they call the miner that threw himself down his mine shaft? A: A claim jumper.