Gold Panning A popular sport in Vermont

gold panning in the river
This is gold pan used in the final stages of panning for gold.

Here is an interesting sight about panning for gold.

gold panning instructions

Gold was first introduced in the United States when it was discovered on Reed Farm, North Carolina in 1799 The California Gold Rush, which is an important factor in the history of the United States,did not begin until 1848. California history tells us that this phenomenal era of extracting gold nuggets from the earth took place in the Sierra Nevada area.Gold was referred to as the “noble metal” and it comes in two forms, that of pure and impure. I find gold a relaxing hobby that is inexpensive and relatively easy to learn. It is a good way to spend a hot summer day down in the river and possibly making a little cash at the same time.