Gold Fever is contracted the moment you find your first speck, and will awaken in you something that cannot be explained. Although the days of easy pickings are long vanished, you can still go out and find some color in the historic Mother Lode. The hope to “strike it rich” is something people have shown an interest in for many years.
The hope to “strike it rich” is something people have shown an interest in for many years.
Here is a list of places to go and try your hand at gold-panning. Some charge a fee and others are free. Some places will show you how to pan (for free) and some offer extensive lessons. Not all locations listed here furnish the necessary gold-panning equipment needed. You can bring your own, or plan to purchase gold panning equipment when you arrive. Also buy or bring something to drink and eat, as some of the places are quite remote.