Georgia -- Allatoona Gold Panners Outing -- Saturday, 21 October 2017, 9:30 AM

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Georgia -- Allatoona Gold Panners Outing -- Saturday, 21 October 2017, 9:30 AM

Post by Admin on Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:12 pm

Hey all you Georgia prospectors...

Get your A-Game on and gold pans out! Wink

Posted on behalf of Rob Kelly.

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Allatoona Gold Panners –
What - Gold Panning Outing, Blankets Creek
When - Saturday, October 21, 9:30 am. If inclement weather, outing is canceled. If bike trails are muddy from recent rain, park may be closed. Check status at http://sorbawoodstock.org/trail-status/ . We usually stay 3-5 hours, but you can depart anytime.
Where - Park in the SORBA Bike Trails parking lot. Address is 2261 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114. Web site is http://sorbawoodstock.org/
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 http://sorbawoodstock.org/trails/ 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, 6986 Bells Ferry Rd, Canton, GA), 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 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 remove the oil coating 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 http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/Portals/46/docs/recreation/OP-AL/Docs/Gold%20panningpolicy.pdf
Who Else - Kids, friends, novices, observers, & pets welcome. NO need to RSVP.
Like Outdoor Activities? - See the attachment.
River Gold - Interested in more river gold. See http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/14-glittering-rivers-where-you-can-still-find-gold/ss-AArlxOX?ocid=spartanntp&parent-title=dollar771-trillion-worth-of-gold-lies-hidden-in-the-ocean-good-luck-getting-it&parent-ns=ar&parent-content-id=AArYBSc&fullscreen=true

Ocean Gold? Do the oceans have gold? See https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/gold.html

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Rob Kelly
Allatoona Gold Panners
Woodstock, GA
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