Gold Panning


Buckets of Pay Dirt

$20, $50 and $100 paydirt buckets are available.  All buckets have gold!

School/Group rate $10.00 per panner

family_fun_bottom_1How does gold panning work? Gold is much heavier than ordinary sand, nineteen times heavier than an equal amount of water, therefore gold sinks to the bottom of the pan before the dirt settles. We will show you how to separate the sand, rocks and dirt from the gold using the old time gold miner’s technique. With the right swirling motion, gold will stay on the bottom while you wash away the dirt. When you start seeing some color in the bottom of your pan, we’ll help you put the gold into a vial filled with water and seal it for you to take home.

The children really get a kick out of learning how to pan for gold and getting to take it home.