Thursday, September 16, 2010

Panning for Gold

One of the fun things we did in Colorado was panning for gold. It wasn't REAL gold panning, but it was still fun. We did learn the correct technique for panning which will come in handy when we do it in Tennessee or North Georgia for real.

My daddy has all the necessary equipment. He's played around with gold panning for years. He even bought a motorized dredge. He's cool like that.

Gold was discovered in Dahlonega, Georgia before California's goldrush in 1849. The gold on the dome of our capitol building in Atlanta came from Dahlonega. Maybe this fall we can try our hand in one of the many creeks on my parents' farm.

1 comment:

Pom Pom said...

We were just talking about the Yukon gold rush today at school. How cool that you are going to pan for gold, for real!