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  • 7 Places in Nevada Where You Can Still Pan for Gold and Silver

    7 Places In Nevada Where You Can Still Pan For Gold And Silver. Panning for gold or silver is a type of traditional, placer mining where gold or silver ore is extracted from a placer deposit using a pan. This method is among the simplest and is quite popular with geology enthusiasts because it is fairly inexpensive and easy to do.

  • Prospecting for Gold in the United States - USGS

    The gold pan or miner's pan is a shallow sheet-iron vessel with sloping sides and flat bottom used to wash gold-bearing gravel or other material containing heavy minerals. The process of washing material in a pan, referred to as "panning," is the simplest and most commonly used and least expensive method for a prospector to separate gold from ...

  • Gold: History of Use, Mining, Prospecting ... - Geology