Classes and Lessons

We are working to schedule classes and lessons on how to hunt and process gold and gems. We will teach you the ins and outs of how to get started on your own hunt. Please visit our Events/Calendar by clicking here. If you would like to attend a class please feel…

History of the Hunt

The earliest recording of gold mining activity in Virginia began about 1804 as placer mining, followed quickly by lode mining. Mining continued unabated until the onset of the California Gold Rush, at which point most serious speculators moved west. Production continued at a low level until the Civil War, when it virtually ground to a…


Our store will be opening in Spring 2022. You can order items online. If you would like to visit us, please contact us first. We are accepting some visits for order item pickups.

Thank you for visiting our site.  We are passionate about panning for minerals and want to share the experience with you.

We provide you everything you need so panning can be done in the comfort of your own home or in 2022 visit our retail location for recreational panning and educational experiences.

Please go to our shop to see get your gear and your pay dirt!