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Gold Panning Lessons & Practice



Keep what you find and instruction included!


Rockhounds will find plenty of opportunities for rock collecting and gold panning in Colorado. Precious gems, semi-precious gems and various metals can be found throughout the state. In particular, many streams on the Front Range wash gold dust and occasional gold nuggets down from rugged glacier-carved slopes.

Learn How to Pan for Gold in our on-site panning area "stocked" with mineral samples and gold ore to find and keep at the end of the day!

The best way to learn about panning for gold is to observe the techniques of our experienced panners. You learn techniques to wash the lighter, less valuable material away and get the heavy gold particles to settle to the bottom of your pan by working with the material.

Practice panning with real ore and mineral specimens and best of all keep what you find and you will find ore!


We do not offer Gold Panning during the Winter, sorry.



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Hidee Gold Mine


PO Box 1043
Central City, CO 80427
Mile Marker 6.3
Central City Parkway
Central City, CO 80427
(720) 548-0343

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