Big Thunder Gold Mine is open as usual through the end of October:

  • Masks can be worn for our mine tours, but are not required.
  • We put 2 cap-fulls of bleach in our Gold Panning troughs to eliminate any virus. Gloves can be used if you are allergic.
  • Hand sanitizer is available on-site for anybody who needs it.
  • Indoor and outdoor seating is available at the Big Thunder Bar & Grill.

See you soon,
Sandi McLain

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Posts for April 2016

"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.

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Strike Gold with Gold Panning Tips from “Rattlesnake” Randy

Hello Folks!  Well, I am now a member of the world-wide  blogging community!  I hope through this I can explain to you the fun and thrill of gold panning and sluicing in the outdoors.

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