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I Found a New Gold Panning Location in CA!

I found a new gold location in Jamestown, CA. It looks like they are set up for novices and more seasoned prospectors as well. They give classes with equipment, or you can pay-to-play at their location if you already now what you’re doing. Find out more HERE.

Are you near Midland, NC??

If you are, you are close to what looks an awesome time Saturday April 13th! Reed Gold Mine in Midland NC is have a BBQ festival! For $17 you get to try a BBQ and side dish from FIVE RESTAURANTS!! YES… 5!! Makes me wish I didn’t live all the way on the west coast.

They are going to have underground tours, panning for gold, the stamp mill, walking trails, the museum all for free except for panning ($3 plus tax per pan).

Get all the details and tickets here:
https://www.independenttribune.com/community/reed-gold-mine-barbecue-festival/article_81dca5ce-57b3-11e9-a12b-23840bce8876.html

Exploring the world of metals on your travels

I came upon this article by Cindy Belt about exploring historic mines and ore production facilities. I included some of the articled and the link below.

By Cindy Belt @ exclusive.multibriefs.com
04/08/2019

I will admit that my previous career in the metals industry makes seeking out metallurgical locations natural. But these locations can be interesting to anyone.

Metalworking is how we define some human time periods, such as the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Metals are used everywhere and built our culture. Interesting metal spots vary from mining to mills. These metals can include iron, copper, gold, and silver along with other, rarer metals.

Panning

Sure, you can pay to pan for gold in a tourist spot where sand is seeded with interesting stones and occasional bits of gold or silver, but panning in a river can be fun even if you don’t become rich.

The best states for this are South Dakota, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Georgia, and California, where the most famous gold rush occurred. Plan a trip to Alaska for even more potential panning spots.

Read more here: http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/exploring-the-world-of-metals-on-your-travels/natural-resources

Big nugget in Arizona

Here’s a nice little tale of what persistence will get you. Sometimes you come home with nothing but black sand and trash. Sometimes you come home a winner!

Visit the GPAA website for the full story.

CLICK HERE

Gold Rush Days @ Julian, CA…THIS WEEKEND!!

I love Gold Rush Days in Julian, heck, I just love going to Julian! The apple pies….hhmmmm ‘dreamy face’. If you live in Southern California, head on over to Julian this weekend, April 7-8. Lots of food and fun. 

Admission is free, but you’ll need tickets for the activities. Some of which will be:

  • Hayrides
  • Farm Animal Visit
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Candle Making

Julian Gold Rush Days, celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping and more. Located at The Julian Mining Company in Wynola, the old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors,, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, and old-fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.

Gold Rush Days

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