1st Annual Placer County Open Gold Panning Championships—1999
November 1999 by Annie RobinsonBefore it was over, 200 buckets of gravel and gold were swished and swirled in competition to determine who was the best gold panner in the County.
...using charcoal briquettes (and no starter fluid) and a few other easily attainable ingredients.
• One less obstacle for illegal aliens and illegal drugs
Like any good prospector, I sampled the bedrock—and am glad I did. I found a half a dozen pieces in the first pan, so I took a second pan. The results were the same.
We knew what to do—we moved our project far enough from the river to escape the two hundred foot shoreline rule. If the old man had been right we could do this and still be over the loop of pay dirt.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
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