Late Monday morning was a perfect time to do a little gold panning at the far corner of the Exhibit Hall. Seasoned pros from the Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs were on hand for a tabletop prospecting demo. And yep, there was actually gold in them thar gold pans. The gold miners showed the audience the techniques used for panning, what to look for in the slurry, mineral specimens, along with a sampling of U.S. mining history. Want to try it yourself? Try www.phoenixmine.com for more details.
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