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"Rattlesnake" Randy is Back with More Gold Panning Tips and Tricks

Welcome again folks! My first tip for gold panning is hard to put into words.  Discussing gold pannning techniques can be a lttle difficult considering the nature of the activity, but I do have some pointers for you.

Gold panning is really a hands-on learning process.  I highly recommend a vist to Big Thunder Gold Mine and have one of our experience guides teach you the step-by-step procudeures.  They will not only teach you how to identify the difference between real gold and fool's gold (Iron Pyrite) or find some of the gold in your pan, they'll teach you how to find ALL of the gold in your pan.  Gold panning is a hard way to get rich, but it's a great outdoor hobby.

You never know - you may strike a pocket of gold or even a nice nugget!  Keep your expectations low, so that any gold you do find is special.  Also, keep in mind that even a couple of flakes is better than nothing.  Remember: when you find gold, you're the first to ever see it, otherwise someone else would already have it!

As always,
Keep your pan in the water.

"Rattlesnake" Randy

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