Paul, a friend, did a presentation on panning for gold this evening for a local geology group that Mini-me belongs to. The kids (and adults!) had a blast and learned a lot. First Paul gave a little history of gold and panning for gold, then had a demonstration of panning techniques.
Did I mention Paul is a brave man? and that he loves kids? Dirt, water, and kids….all indoors!
Paul used dirt from his place for the practice panning, but also had some dirt from an area in Georgia that had a gold mine. One lucky girl got to pan a cup of that dirt and was able to keep what she found!Here is some of her treasure. You can see the little sparkles of gold as well as some black sand.