Aug 3rd, 2019 NAMA Gold Panning Field Trip Report

We had 12 club members on this Gold Panning trip to NAMA’s claim at Peshastin Creek, 4 kids included.  We met in Cle Elum at 9:30 and arrived at the claim about 10:00.  We were given some panning instructions by NAMA members and then went to a section of the stream to try our luck.  The weather was hot and sunny and most of us had water shoes on to work in the stream.  Quite a different experience for us, as a single flake of gold was worth at least a little celebrating.  It was fun and interesting. There’s something very soothing and calming when working in moving water.  Just need a comfortable place to sit.  We did find a few flakes and a lot of specks.  I enjoyed watching the sluicing operations of the NAMA members.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: September 13, 2019 — 9:07 pm

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