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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

Panning for Gold in Spring Valley Park, PA

Posted: July 18, 2016 ON THE GPAA WEBSITE
By ED PARSHLEY

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to sponsor a “Panning for Gold” program in Spring Valley County Park, North Hopewell Township. The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th at the parking area at the intersection of Potosi Road Extd. and Line Road.

This is the only day of the year panning for gold is permitted in any York County parks.

This event is open to the public and there is no fee or pre-registration required. To participate in the program, please bring the following:

• Shoes that can get wet and dirty (Footwear is required – no open-toed shoes)
• Old Clothing – you may get wet
• A gold pan and classifier (No Glass)
• A small container for the gold

There will be short oral presentations….. READ MORE ON THE GPAA WEBSITE

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Gold Panning in Arizona!

apachetrailI found this really cool trip to go gold panning, Apache Trail Tours. First they take you on a 4×4 tour of the dessert, then  they teach you to pan for gold! It sounds like they have some very cool tours, besides panning. If your in the Phoenix area, I would definitely try this out. I think I might book a tour next time I’m in town for apachetrail_goldfingera convention.

From their website: The most ancient highway in all of North America, the Apache Trail flaunts its irresistible beauty with mighty canyons, jagged mountain peaks, and sparkling desert lakes while exuding the flavor and romance of the old West. As one of the most scenic drives in the country, it is also one of the most dangerous. You can enjoy it worry free as our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides weave the trails and tales that make this land so intriguing!

 

Found another gold site in Chicken, Alaska!

chickengoldcampThere’s tons of stuff to do at the Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in Chicken, Alaska. Guests staying at the Chicken Gold Camp can pan or mine on all of our nearby claims for a daily fee. They allow use of pans, metal detectors, hand sluices, small suction dredges and high bankers (2.5″ max). Their rates are nominal, and you get to keep everything you find! They have had many 1oz nuggets found on their claims. Get you summer plans ready, it’s going to be a busy year in Alaska!

New Gold adventure in Colorado!

goldadventuresllcOk, this one is a little different but sounds very cool. It’s called Gold Adventures LLC.  Retired Air Force Colonel, Randy, will let you use his equipment; and will guide and instruct you for 1/2 to full day excursions. What?! Yeah, I know. Pretty dang cool. His prices are way crazy cheap, so be sure to book your summer trip quick before he fills up!

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