California and US Gold Panning Championships
October 2010 by StaffThe objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.
For 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.
by Henry E. Hilliard
Excerpted from USGS "1998 Annual Review"
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