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flint
elbert, that's a good way to see it!
 

after a long break I went gold panning again (I show the back packers how to find gold), and here is me at work.gold_panning.JPG 
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flint


hi!
 
i aswell like mineral collecting, specially if the mineral is gold.
the gold in the pic was all hand panned, please note there is still some black sand and gravel mixed up with the gold.
 
it's not worth looking for it, but i like it as a hobby. i learned how to pan and look for gold, from an oldtimer. most people i see using a pan on tv, don't know how to do it.
at some locations in australia, you might pick up a sapphire aswell in your pan, whilst chasing alluvial gold, i hope other people here aswell, are panning for gold.alluvial_gold.JPG 
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rockhopper
Cool.  I must admit, I have always fancied a go at panning. 
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margaret128
while we were on South Island, New Zealand we encountered a man a panning for gold in a river running from the glaciers. He should us how to do it & I've got a small piece as a souvenir. He said he made a reasonable living from it & came across the odd precious stone. Wasn't as easy as he made it look though!

Maggie F.
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Robert B.
We find some in our Cornish rivers too, although not quite in that quantity - your pan would represent the better part of a years work down here.

I've not been out with the pan for atleast a year now - perhaps I'll dig it out this weekend...

Regards,

Rob (Freshly back from mapping lava formations in the inner hebridees, and enjoying his first midge-free day in two weeks...)

'A man who stares at a rock must have a lot on his mind... or nothing at all'

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Julian123
It might be worth doing that in my local lake - the other day I was fishing and lost my wedding ring!
Julian

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flint


hi!
some more of my most favorite specimens.smoky_gypsum_karslsbad_twin.JPG 
a better shot:
 
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Elbert
Hello, during my holyday in the south of France I went prospecting for gold for the first time and succeded in finding some.
About a gram of it...

And I find panning at least as addictive as fosseling wich I also do in soutern France.

When a bright yellow spec appears in the pan it is a bit like encountering a nice ammonitenodule; a thrill!

Big smile

 

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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prep01
That will pay for your next fossil trip!

Colin Huller
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Elbert
Well, with these small amounts it doesn`t even pay for the petrol I use driving from and to the campsite...Cry
I started this pure for fun and also to let my children experience how golddigging works outside the internet.Tongue

It`s rather expensive gold, but that does not realy bother me.

 

greetings, Bert
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