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Gold Panning ... get rich slow...

  • Mission Creek, treatment plant, Hollywood Near Springfield

    TO BE ANNOUNCED, Kelowna, BC (map)

    49.887951 -119.496010

  • Hello all, sorry I've been gone for a while and missed most of the good weather! BUT for those of you who are crazy ... errr adventurous enough I am still willing to take you out on Mission creek and show you how to pan for gold. I'd be surprised if you didn't find anything but don't expect to get rich. People have been panning there for decades and come away with very little, this is recreational (just for fun) and I'm no professional. I have some spare pans and I'm sure I can round up more but they're only $10 most places.

    This is more to see who is interested, RSVP or private message me and we'll see about changing the date. Of course that time of year can be a little cool so weather dependent. I have panned on Mission where you had to break out the ice before you could get to the water so it's cold but not unbearable if you dress appropriately.
    This coming Spring I'll try to get you out a lot earlier.

    Let me know if you're interested.

    Cheers!
    Rob

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  • Austin Kyle S.

    Too bad :/ Will keep my eye out for some pan time in the spring?

    Yesterday

  • Connie Z.

    If love to do this in the Summer when getting wet isn't a big deal!

    November 18

    • Connie Z.

      LOL! Nice typo!! "I'd"!!

      5 days ago

    • Rob R

      ?? you lost me

      2 days ago

  • Rob R

    As Sarah and a few other people have mentioned, it's turned a tad on the cold side to be playing in the water! IF you want to chat about gold panning, rock hounding etc. you can always check out the Kelowna Rock Club (1120 rock club). We do chat about it there sometime and the local rocks are very interesting also.

    So to confirm... this event is cancelled due to cold feet... literally! and we'll definitely have one when it warms up.

    Feel free to keep in touch
    Rob

    2 days ago

  • Sarah R.

    I don't think it's going to work out for me this weekend, afterall. It sounds super cool, though, and I'd be interested in doing it another time (maybe especially if it's warmer -- I'm not gonna lie, the idea of playing in a river in the cold, while not the only factor that led to me deciding it's not going to work to go this weekend, was definitely a deterrent... :D )

    3 days ago

    • Rob R

      Ha ha You're not the only one! The guy who was going to help me has backed out also because of the weather... SO with that said.. you're all sissys!! ha ha and I completely understand : )

      2 days ago

  • Austin Kyle S.

    Hey Rob, thanks for letting us know about the store. Saves me shopping time. Would fishing waders be a waste to bring?

    November 21

    • Rob R

      No worries AKS! See you there

      6 days ago

  • Lyle

    I'd be really interested in learning how to properly use a pan. Should we order one online or do you know a local shop that sells them? Thank you!

    November 18

    • Rob R

      Hi Lyle, did you see the post above about Freds goldpanning? he has a great selection

      6 days ago

  • Rob R

    Waterproof / warm clothing is NEVER a waste to use. I always use my neoprene chest waders because they are nice and warm, it allows me to spend more time in the water where it's easier to pan.
    I didn't think people would stay for more than a few pans but yes, if you want to stay out longer than beg, borrow and .... well OK maybe don't "steal" any but it's a great idea to have some hip waders or something to keep you warm and dry.
    If you're not outdoorsy but want to come anyway, maybe send me a message and we can talk about clothing.
    Luckily this is an easy walk to a parking lot so no need to hike for hours to get to a great location or worry about freezing to death on the walk out! Some of the places I go can be dangerous so this is an easy one.

    November 23

  • Rob R

    Ohh for those of you that are going to go out and buy one you will also want to pick up a "classifier" it'll take all the big rocks out and saves a ton of time. They're about $15 most of the time. very fine mesh, probably the smallest they have.
    Feel free to ask any questions if you're not sure.

    November 21

  • Rob R

    Hello all, for those of you wanting to get a pan there is a place here in Kelowna called Freds Goldpanning, his prices are really good and he has great knowledge. Pans range from $10 to $30 or so, I prefer a green pan because it's easier to see the black sands but black and blue are also good choices. Probably best to buy a plastic pan (poly) they are light, inexpensive and I've been using the same ones for over 5 years.
    If you don't want to buy one and figure this is the only time you'll use it let me know.

    1 · November 21

  • Sarah R.

    I'm potentially interested. Not 100% sure that I could come -- but keep me posted!

    November 18

  • Austin Kyle S.

    Yeah ! This is a great event, depending on a plus 1 I would be very much interested in doing this. Will hit up the pawn shops to get a pan!

    November 18

Cancelled

  • Rob R
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Enjoy getting out and enjoying the outdoors! indoors in the winter haha but always looking for... more

  • Austin Kyle S. +1

    Hey guys, just an average guy looking to enjoy the presence of other board game enthusiasts.

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