Gold Panning in Cottage Grove Oregon
When I was a teenager my family used to go gold panning, my dad taught me that the black sand was what you really want to pan. On the inside curves of a river is a good spot where the gold is deposited. (Heavy stuff follows the path of least resistance). In Cottage Grove Oregon, people have been gold panning for years. First you will want to go to the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum and take a look at the "gold mine" of information they have there. In the museum these friendly folks who look the part, will help you learn how to pan for gold. They can arrange to take you on an excursion up Row River to the Bohemia mines and pan in sharps creek.
If you want to go it alone , you can go the the museum it is a must see, have the miners show you how to pan. Then go to the local hardware store and get a pan and drive up Row River Road to Sharps Creek Park. This is a state park and you can pan there no one can claim this area so you can pan for free! DO not try to pan gold anywhere else or you might get shot at for claim jumping! Its real in this country.
Here are some links and information and a map below to help you on your adventure HAPPY GOLD HUNTING! :)
Bohemia Mine Owners Association
Cottage, Grove, OR, phone: 541-942-0870 or 541-942-7134, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Cottage Grove Links
- Sharps Creek - Oregon Gold
Oregon gold prospecting locations and Oregon gold mining history. Gold panning and gold mining in the State of Oregon.
How to pan for gold
- Gold Prospecting and Gold Panning How-To
How to prospect and pan for gold
Cottage Grove Oregon
- City of Cottage Grove, Oregon
The Official website of the City of Cottage Grove, Oregon. Cottage Grove - Online is provided as a resource to learn of services, programs, issues and opportunities within the City of Cottage Grove, Oregon. Cottage Grove is the Covered Bridge Capital
This is a typical vial of what you might get for several hours of panning gold.
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