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Gold Prospecting, Gold Panning, Gold Mining, Treasure Hunting, Metal Detecting, Rockhounding and Outdoor Recreation

GOLD PANNING

Gold MapGOLD PANNING IS FUN
Gold panning is a delightful outdoor recreation for young and old. Many happy families combine gold panning with a picnic by a beautiful stream. It is easy to learn how to pan for gold by following the proven step-by-step gold panning instructions printed on your gold map. You are sure to get "gold fever!"  A good gift.

ALL YOU NEED
All you need to pan for gold is a shovel, an old dishpan or a $7 gold pan, a magnifying glass, a pair of tweezers and a small plastic vial in which to put your gold. Gold pans are found at hardware stores, metal detector stores, rock shops and hobby shops.

GOLD MAP SPECIFICATIONS
Big Ten's gold maps for gold prospecting, gold panning, treasure hunting and rockhounding are large size and large scale. They are printed in color on both sides of the sheet. Sheet size is 25 inches by 38 inches. The gold maps are folded to 4 1/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches. The scale is 1 to 250,000 (one inch = about 4 miles). Each gold prospecting and panning map is a composite of portions of several U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Map bases. For your benefit, contour lines are omitted so that details stand out clearly. You will see creeks, branches, dams, dry washes, mountains, canyons, national forests, secondary roads, trails, power lines, and rural schools and churches. You can tell the direction of flow of every little creek and branch. Each gold prospecting and panning map gives step-by step gold panning instructions. The scope of each gold prospecting and panning map is described on the pages that follow.

WHAT TO SEE ON THIS WEBSITE
For your pleasure, information is expanded for each state to include helpful gold prospecting and gold panning comments, gold history and the cities near which gold mines and prospects occur.   

Also, be sure to see the "Gold Links" page for links on gold prospecting and gold panning, the "Metal Detecting Resources" page for more links about treasure hunting and prospecting for gold and meteorites with a metal detector, and the "Ancient Rivers of Gold" page.
The next page is "Eastern Gold." Enjoy.

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