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2003 California State Gold Panning Championships

Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, were big days for gold panners in California. This was the O.K. Corral shootout for gold panning, and left standing after two days of intense competition were the champions. One hundred ninety-five panners went for the titles in six divisions.

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