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AMRA Octoberfest in Barstow, CA – Oct 15-17

The AMRA (American Mining Rights Association) is having another fun and exciting outing! Free and open to the public.

Bring your friends and family! New to prospecting or curious? Let them know and they will teach you how to find gold in the desert. You keep all the gold you find!

Free camping at Slash X’s RV-friendly dry camping property or just visit for the day!

Bring everything you’ll need to have a great weekend of fun and fellowship. All claims access have been generously donated for the AMRA outing to raise funds by Route 66, Temecula Valley, High Desert Gold Diggers, and The Outlaw Prospectors for this weekend only and all the gold you find is yours to keep.

For More information visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=djgo8s7ab&oeidk=a07ei9rkltu5f7d213f&condition=SO_OVERRIDE

North Carolina Gold Panning Competition – Sept 14th

The Reed Gold Mine is holding a gold panning competition on September 14th (Saturday). Make sure to mark your calendars if you’re within driving distance of Midland, NC.

Panning at Reed Gold Mine

It looks like the competition is open to everyone, with separate practice and competition times for Amateurs and Professionals. The entry fees are $15 for adult and $10 for junior categories.

Find out more on their website HERE.

2016 World Gold Panning Championships!!

2016panningchampAnother Gold Rush is coming to El Dorado County September 11–18, 2016. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds will look like the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tail races of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. Hundreds of competitors from around the world will join us for a week long competition to see who is the fastest panner. Open to the public and all ages are welcome to compete…hope to see you there!

The El Dorado County Fairgrounds is the center of the 2016 World Gold Panning competition. It is being transformed into a continuation of the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tailraces of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. This discovery lead to the world migration of individuals to California to seek their fortunes. Now the world returns again!

Competitors will be panning native sand and gravel to find placer gold in record time! It’s a gold panner’s dream to win a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal in a World Championship Competition.

MORE INFO HERE

The Death Valley ’49ers Annual Encampment ~ Nov. 11th – 15th

This November the Death Valley 49ers are putting on their Annual Death Valley Encampment.

Costume Contest

Man, they have a bunch of stuff going on for the weekend. These five days are filled with events including old-time and western-style music, an Invitational Western Art Show, craft shows, golf and horseshoe tournaments, a pioneer costume contest, 4X4 tours, wagon train and horse parades, community breakfasts and our annual Worlds Lowest 1849 Poker Tournament.

Make sure to visit their website (http://www.deathvalley49ers.org/encampment/) to get all the details! And did I mention the contests! There’s a pioneer costume contest, a gold panning contest, and a wheel barrow race. And it’s pet friendly. They even have a “Pampered Pet Parade“.

Gold Panning

 

Gold and Outdoor Festival – Sonora, CA – Aug 22-23

Delta Gold DiggersThe Delta Gold Diggers will be hosting the Gold show this year in Sonora on August 22nd and 23rd. Join them for the whole weekend! There will be two Buildings packed with Booths with live Equipment and Panning Demonstrations. The event will be located right in the Heart of the MotherLoad! Next to the famous Woods Creek that flows right through Sonora. The event is Within a 15 to 30 minutes of GPAA, LDMA and Club Claims; close to Yosemite National Park, Jamestown Railroad Museum and many many other local attractions. Be sure to join the fun as there will be plenty of speakers and demonstrations!

For more information, visit the Delta Gold Diggers website HERE.

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