Gold Panning in California Gold Country

Gold Panning and Prospecting
California Gold Rush Country


Gold Panning prospecting 1
(geological changes)

Gold Panning prospecting 2
(prospecting today)

Gold Panning prospecting 3
(beginners panning technique)

Lode Mine Maps:
North Gold Country
South Gold Country

Gold Prospectors Magazine
Yosemite Travel California Gold Country Panning Magazine

Prospecting Information By County:

Panning Gold: Prospecting Amador
Panning Gold: Prospecting Calaveras
Panning Gold: Prospecting El Dorado
Panning Gold: Prospecting Madera
Panning Gold: Prospecting Mariposa
Panning Gold: Prospecting Nevada
Panning Gold: Prospecting Placer
Panning Gold: Prospecting Riverside
Panning Gold: Prospecting Sierra
Panning Gold: Prospecting Tuolumne
Panning Gold: Prospecting Yuba

Prospecting throughout the U.S.
Gold Panning in the United States

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Otago in New Zealand

  It is no surprise that much of the successful gold panning in this nation is taking place outside of the State of California. If you have information on other states or other areas of California and would like to share it with us, we will prepare this site to include it. E-mail us ( any information you have on successful gold bearing areas and we will be sure to credit you with the contribution or link to your site provided it is either about prospecting or about California.

*PLEASE NOTE...This site should not be the only means of preparation. The creators of this site will not be responsible for the activities of those who have utilized the information herein.

Although the information you find here can be very helpful, you should be very careful not to pan on private land without the permission of the land owner. If it is public land, you need to make every effort to that there are no restrictions by the BLM and that no current claim exists... CLAIM JUMPING IS ILLEGAL!. All dredging operations in California require a permit and not all areas that allow hand panning will allow dredging. Areas where dredging is permitted typically will have a limit to the size of hose (ie.. 3" or 4" hose).. Permits for dredging and claim filing forms can be obtained through the Bureau of Land Management.

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