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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Panning for gold, in the kitchen?


The wash next door brings rock from the Weaver Mountains, and there's gold in them thar hills.  Read more...

20 comments:

dowhatyoulove said...

Too much fun! There is something exciting about treasure hunts such as this. It is the main reason I enjoy morel hunting. Its little treasures! Now you know how to do it, better go out and find some gold! =)

Diane AZ said...

Interesting! It seems like it would be fun to collect dirt and pan it later at home. The gold flakes are pretty! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Loved the story and I wished you had just left us wondering. Really nice find.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You had me going there for a second. Great idea though.

Janie said...

Real panned gold! (Or re-panned, in this case, but what the heck.) Now that you know how it's done, you can go out and make your fortune - or at least find a few flakes here and there...

Jenn Jilks said...

That is so much fun!!!! What a great story. My ex-late father-in-law was an RCMP officer in the Yukon in days gone by. quite the stories from those days...

Karen said...

What a fun story! I think I like this guy.

Elaine said...

Oh, oh, now you've got the bug!

RuthieJ said...

Sounds like fun. Good Luck!

Natural Moments said...

Wow, the colvert as a sluice box is an absolutely brilliant idea. It's great thinking outside the box or in a colvert for a change.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Well when you become rich, please remember me. LOL!! What an interesting pastime Gaelyn. We still have people who pan for gold here but you do not really hear of any find much, maybe just enough to buy bread for the week.

Barb said...

Gaelyn, I think you've started a Gold Rush with this post. Your wash will be over-run with Panners!

Day4plus said...

Oh what fun. We panned for gold up outa Index but didn't find any gold. but we did get some small Garnets. MB

Firefly said...

I would like to pan for gold at some stage. They do it up in the town of Pilgrim's Rest in the Lowveld so it probably won't happen soon. But I just want to be able to say I tried it once.

Bibi said...

Hey, I'll be right behind you. What fun!

In the second photo, Mike looks like he's caught in a vortex!

dAwN said...

hee hee..your rich!
so sweet of Mike to seed the sand for you!

Stine in Ontario said...

Hahaha! Now you are hooked. Panning for gold must require infinite patience but what a thrill if you find some!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

WHat fun and how cute of him to seed your pan, I am itching to go to Arkansas and dig for diamonds similarly!

Quiet Paths said...

How fun is that? I remember the technique; we used to pan for gold around the small town where I grew up in sw MT. We kids would bend over the creek and swish away. Thanks for the neat post.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..I thought I heard GOLD in them thar hills...LOL...

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