How Do You Pan For Gold In Uhwarrie National Forest?
One of the first and largest gold mines was discovered in North Carolina in 1799. Thus began the history of prospecting for gold in some of the oldest ridges in North America, the Uwharrie Mountains. Today, a hobbyist may still prospect for gold on public lands in the Uwharrie National Forest and these steps will illustrate how to pan for gold in the area. Check in at the visitors’ station. There is no additional park fee for recreational panning for gold or rockhounding. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They can indicate on a map where the most recent findings have been reported. The forest rangers will also indicate the boundaries between public and privately owned lands. Gold-panning is prohibited on privately owned lands without the permission of the owner. Locate and report the area you will be working in. You can move from that site if you want to try your luck further down stream, but it is helpful for others to know your general area. Survey the stream area. You may want