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.
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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
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.
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.
Another 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.
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
I 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 a 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!