When thinking about great locations to take a vacation, places to pan for gold rarely come to mind. Great vacation spots always seem to be associated with the Caribbean Cruise, long sandy beaches, and Disneyland, do they not? Okay, I admit, the aforementioned places are really great for having family fun and relaxation. But what you may not realize is that one of the most truly exciting hobbies in the world is the age old search for gold!
The country is so blessed with abundant mineral resources and gold is one of them. Panning for gold could be a good recreation for the family. If the children are fascinated with the great California Gold Rush of the great California Gold Rush of 1849, it may not be a bad concept also have this type rush.
During the year 1849, the streams and streams of California were exploited by the early Americans in the hope of finding pure gold. Subsequent history can have a unpleasant face, but who knows? To this date, there might be some loose gold just waiting to be found among the sands.
Just confirm that these places to pan for gold are environmentally safe and free from human perils. The dust will be nothing when one of your family members is ready to extract gold from the dirt.
Best places for gold panning are:
- California being the 3rd in gold production
- Alaska, especially in Chitna and Slana River
- In the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas
- Blairsville City of Georgia
- Colorado Mountains
- Benton to Yakama in Washington
- In the glaciers of Wisconsin
- Turquoise District in Arizona
- The counties from Beaverhead to Toole in Montana
- Counties in New Mexico
And before packing up to these places to pan for gold, make sure you’ve got enough supply of food, water, prerequisites, as well as maps to make this gold rush journey a memorable one. You may also need the right gold panning tools.