Georgia - Allatoona Gold Panners Outing -- Saturday, 19 August -- 10 AM

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Georgia - Allatoona Gold Panners Outing -- Saturday, 19 August -- 10 AM

Post by Admin on Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:27 am

Hey Georgia prospectors...

Posting this for Rob Kelly.

Heavy pans!

Randy C-17A Smile


Allatoona Gold Panners –

What - Gold Panning Outing, Blankets Creek

When - Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am. If inclement weather, outing is canceled. If bike trails are muddy from recent rain, park may be closed. Check status at . We usually stay 3-5 hours, but you can depart anytime.

Where - Park in the SORBA Bike Parking lot on Sixes Road, Canton. It is next door on the east side to the River Church, at 2335 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA.

Meet - Steve Girdley and Bob Schmiedt at the covered picnic table near the Trail Head (by the rest rooms) of the SORBA Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trail. We'll introduce ourselves, cover some safety items, and then walk (on the side of the trail so as not to block the bikers) to the creek, about a half mile.

What Creek - Blankets Creek. See for a creek and trail map.

Wear - Wear long pants (may be briars, ticks, chiggers & poison ivy) & tall rubber boots (get at Walmart, ACE Hardware) or waders (Dicks), or water shoes when warm weather.

Bring - Pan, classifier, sucker bottle, (get at Little River Marina Store on Bells Ferry Road), definitely a long-handle spade shovel (partly for safety)(at Big Lots, Walmart, ACE Hardware), water, folding stool, mosquito lotion, and zip lock bags to water proof your electronics/wallet. Travel light (back pack is handy (at most thrift stores).

Optional items - Snack, camera, cell, vial, eye dropper, crevice-ing tools, & lanyard to hold your sucker bottle.

Equipment - Most of us use the Garrett Standard Gold Panning Kit that Little River Marina Store at 6986 Bells Ferry Rd, Canton, GA sells for about $30 as it has everything you need except boots and shovel. They also sell the what/where/how-to Recreational Gold Panning Guide, and the Lake Allatoona Gold Map plotted with over two dozen confirmed gold creeks. Also drinks, snacks and mosquito repellent.

Pan Prepping - If you purchase a new pan it helps to wash it with dish washer soap to get the oil off that can “float” the gold out of your pan.

Panning Rules - This creek is on US Army Corps property. They only allow gold prospecting in the “stream bed with pans and shovels.” They do have enforcement authority. For details see

Who Else - Kids, friends, novices, observers, & pets welcome. NO need to RSVP.

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May Your Pan Have Color,

Rob Kelly

Allatoona Gold Panners

Woodstock, GA

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