Panning for Gold Down Under (w/video)

I did a lot of gold panning during the 1970’s in California and even filed, staked out and worked my own Gold Claim in Alaska for a few years. Lots of fun finding gold. More fun Selling it. Shut up IRS you got yours. . . EDITOR

Photo: an old photograph of prospectors. This picture was taken in 1940 near Pinos Altos in New Mexico. I wonder if this was a hobby, or how they made their living. SOURCE Library of Congress. (Public Domain)

from The New Age

Oct 1 2012 10:30AM

France Nyaka

Panners from all over the world are expected to descend on Mpumalanga to showcase their talents when the heritage site of Pilgrim’s Rest in Graskop near Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg) hosts the first leg of the international tournament of World Gold Panning Championships today.

Provincial spokesperson for culture, sport and recreation department Sibongile Nkosi said the event would run until Sunday. She said the tournament would have panners from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and US. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Panning For Gold

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