About Us

Rattlesnake Randy – Lead Panner

Rattlesnake Randy is a gold miner and California State Gold panning Championship medalist in Speed panning. Randy has been panning gold for several years and enjoys teaching the technique and methods of Gold Panning that he has learned through the years to people all ages. So come grab a Gold Pan and learn how to pan for gold with Rattlesnake Randy!


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Trenton – Claim/Tour Guide

Hi my name is Trenton! I am a claim tour guide at big thunder gold mine. I take groups or families out into the national forest service to find black hills gold! My goal is to find enough gold to make a pair of wedding rings for my wife and I. It has honestly taken over my life, I got the gold fever like no other about three years ago. It's a tough way to get rich but it's good hard work that will pay you back a little in the end!

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