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Old 11-12-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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I love that Gold Rush Alaska Show. Anyone try panning for gold?
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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We've done it at a friend's property in Placerville. My husband found a flake! But it was just fun since it was hot and the creek was nice.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Those guys are biggest idiots I've ever seen. Caveat: They certainly make more on the production of the TV show than they do finding gold.

I carry a gold pan in the car and sometimes when I'm out showing property, I'll take a dip or two.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I always carry a pan on my backpack, as I do in the truck as well.
We all find a spot we keep to ourselves like a secret fishing hole.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Just today, we were hiking on the American River, under the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn. There were 3 guys panning for gold.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I've always wanted to try it. Where can you pan for gold in the area?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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I've always wanted to try it. Where can you pan for gold in the area?
Your guide to the Mother Lode:

Complete Map of Historic Hwy 49
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Your guide to the Mother Lode:

Complete Map of Historic Hwy 49

Thanks! I've got to try it sometime.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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I always carry a pan on my backpack, as I do in the truck as well.
We all find a spot we keep to ourselves like a secret fishing hole.
There's a spot on Highway 12 just outside of San Andreas where a creek runs under the highway just before it empties into Hogan Reservoir. Rare is the day when you don't see someone panning. I think it's the most "overfished" 50 yard stretch of creek in CA.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Those guys are biggest idiots I've ever seen. Caveat: They certainly make more on the production of the TV show than they do finding gold.

I carry a gold pan in the car and sometimes when I'm out showing property, I'll take a dip or two.
It's Papa Smurf goes gold prospecting in Alaska!

Oh, regarding the panning....
Get the biggest pan you can.



You're gonna need it!
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