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Panning for Gold

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 October 2015 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

I wasn't having good luck panning for gold, so I decided to take photos of others. After a few photos, I returned to panning. Then an employee stopped by, shook my "pan" a few times to reveal gold "flakes" in my pan. I was actually embarrassed how easy it was for him after I seemed to try forever. No nuggets were found. At the end, the "appraiser" estimated we found approximately $37.00 in gold.

Photo captured September 10, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

2 scènes originales. Bon montage. )

14 Oct 2015 5:53am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very interesting. Great result.

14 Oct 2015 7:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, this sure pulls in the punters . . sorry, prospectors !

14 Oct 2015 7:32am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Did you find something ? Nice images.:-)

14 Oct 2015 8:06am

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

super !

14 Oct 2015 8:33am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Interesting report !

14 Oct 2015 9:29am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It's interesting. Thanks for sharing.

14 Oct 2015 9:35am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You came out ahead, at least :-) - I like the documentary presentation here.

14 Oct 2015 12:15pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent documentary shots and glad to know you got lucky in this modern day gold rush!

14 Oct 2015 12:28pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb images of this special activity !

14 Oct 2015 1:42pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle image de ces chercheurs d'or superbe très intéressant
Belle soirée

14 Oct 2015 1:50pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Before I looked and read it almost seemed a scene from a pancake breakfast, love the
idea of panning and you did have some luck, so you can't knock that, unless there was
a fee for trying.

14 Oct 2015 1:52pm

yo from Ile de France, France

:) J'aime l'air attentif des deux personnes en bas à droite essayant de repérer la moindre petite paillette !

14 Oct 2015 3:52pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Well, good job. Probably with more training you could double this amount.

14 Oct 2015 5:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Panning isn't easy! Something about the motion in the wrist. I think it takes some time to become an experienced panner! But that was a good start! A fabulous image of all those gold prospectors!

14 Oct 2015 7:21pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

An interesting shot. Well done.

14 Oct 2015 7:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the expressions on these panners.

14 Oct 2015 7:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm surprised you found any gold. Looks like a lot of grizzled prospectors were trying their luck.

14 Oct 2015 10:01pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I am sure that with a little training you will be able to achieve better next time :))) Great presentation of these two interesting scenes ...

14 Oct 2015 10:45pm

Martine from France

En trouvent-ils ?

15 Oct 2015 2:32am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I didn't know you could see $37 worth of gold with the naked eye <LOL>. Taking photos would be more fun.

15 Oct 2015 3:21am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

There is an 1860s mining town turned open air museum near where I live. I will have to try it some day.

15 Oct 2015 3:48am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Oct 2015 7:58am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Ha, ha ... our pan works well beneath a large plant out on the porch! ;D

15 Oct 2015 8:54pm