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Yukon Gold Panning Championships

July 4

Panners of all skills and ages are invited to join this event that is based on a combination of efficiency and speed.  This open competition celebrates Yukon’s heritage as well as the mining industry that still thrives today!

7 categories are run through the day and there’s sure to be one that suits your ability level. From beginner to professional, each category rewards a first, second and third place- even participants get to keep all the gold they find!

How the event works:

–        Panners are given an equal amount of dirt in a container (usually a pan or bucket’s worth).

–        Each container of dirt contains Five (5) to Twelve (12) gold flakes- as small as a grinded piece of pepper!

–        Each participant is given the same amount of flakes per categories.

–        Each participant is not told and does not know the amount of flakes in their category.

–        Panners pan out their container until they find gold (hopefully).

–        Gold is transferred to a vial.

–        Vial is shown to a scrutineer.

–        Scrutineer and panner confirm amount of gold

–        For each piece of gold missing from original container of dirt, panner is penalized three minutes

–        Winners of categories are determined by final time (Final time is a combination of time completed container and penalty minutes added)

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Details

Date:
July 4
Event Categories:
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Venue

Waterfront Park (Along Front St.)
Front St., Dawson ,

Organizer

Klondike Visitors Association
Phone:
867-993-5575
Email: