All through history, adventurers have been looking for placer gold using the gold pan. Those who have had the best technique, coupled with skill, experience, and determination were best able to assess the value of the ground in order to determine weather to move on or stake a claim and start mining.
During a gold rush, when hundreds of other prospectors were testing the same ground, trying to make that stay or go decision, often depended on the speed of your panning and the accuracy of your results.
Each competition is held in a historically significant location with the contests reflecting the historical conditions and problems that were prevalent in the area. It was recognized that each gold rush was unique with miners using different methods and techniques specific to their area. Today these techniques and methods form the core of each panning competition.
So drop whatever you are doing and head for the Gold panning competition circuit. A group of four Gold panning contests which starts at Cherryville BC on the May long weekend and ends at Taylor BC in August
GOLD LUCK AND HAPPY PANNING
The following are the competitions being held this year. They are organized by date: