California State Gold Panning Championship Results
November 2001 by StaffThe seventh annual California State Championships started off with a roar and it never ended until the champions were named at the end of the two-day event. The setting was perfect. The event was being held in the historic mining town of Foresthill, northeast of Sacramento.
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
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