2002 California State Gold Panning Championships—Foresthill, California
October 2002 by StaffFor the second year in a row the historic mining town of Foresthill hosted the California State Gold Panning Championships. The State Championships are sponsored by the Mother Lode Goldhounds, a California non-profit corporation.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
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