G’day All Gold Panners,
Saturday 16 February the 2019 Australian Gold Panning Championships. Final preparations are being put into place for the event.
This year, Fosterville Gold Mine has come on board as our major sponsor. This support along with continued support from our previous sponsors, has enabled us to purchase 5 additional panning bays, so we will now be running heats of 20 panners!
Pre-registration – Due to the volume of entries received last year, we have initiated pre-registration for the event. This option will guarantee panners a place within the heats. It also greatly aids in heat scheduling. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and notify us of the categories you wish to enter and the number of attempts you want to take. We will continue to take registrations on the day however please ensure that you get there early.
Total Fire Ban Policy – Its highly unlikely, however in the event that a Total Fire Ban is issued for the area on the day of the championships, the event will be postponed to later date. We will be monitoring the weather forecast closer to the day and will keep you informed of any changes.
New Panners – For those who are thinking of attending or will be participating for the first time, we have a novice category and plenty of skilled panners willing to give you some tips. There is also a free practice panning bay where you can find your own gold.
Lucky Strike Gold Prospecting will have a marquee there on the day for all your prospecting needs.
We look forward to seeing you there on the day.
Twelve daring candidates plunge into the adventure of their lives in Canada. In a six-week challenge they have to prove whether they are a good gold digger or not.
Who will convince prospector legend David Millar in the end? Who will meet the challenges of daily business and life in the wilderness?
With the right nose, lots of sweat, tears, talent and stamina, the winners can look forward to the fulfilment of a life’s dream:
the start of their own gold business in the Yukon Territory.
“Gold Rush on the Yukon – The Adventure of a Life”
See all Videos of the Adventure at the Youkon on DMAX Mediathek.
Continue reading “The Adventure has begun.”
Sanjay Sing gives first interview as new WGA President. Follow the link>>> Source, GPS News
After some changes, we have our official website running again. Welcome! for this reason we have not yet been able to upload the summary of the WGA meeting 2018, here you have it:
Summary of the AGM 2018 (1)
We take this opportunity to inform you that the Communication Report 2018 that was presented during the meeting is also available in this link:
Welcome to the new worldwide home of gold panning!
We have a new website, also the design has become modern.
As a recognized world network for national gold panning clubs and associations, the World Goldpanning Association promotes panning and prospecting in the spirit of peace, understanding and fair play.
As you all could read in the previous post, we have a new version of our Competition Rules which were approved in the last WGA.
Please, all goldpanners , take a look at them!
Agenda of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 of the World Goldpanning Association ( WGA) are already available on the web.
Great Thanks to all of the attendees at the meeting. Hopefully the meeting was pleasant and answered your expectations.
If you have anything to point out of the meeting or the activities of the WGA , please, do not hesitate to contact the President of the WGA or other Members of the Board.
Arturo Ramella Raimo Repola
President of the WGA Secretary of the WGA
The AGM 2017 took place at on 10th of August 2017 In Moffat, Scotland, Great Britain.
Dear Goldpanners, here are some news we wanted to share after Scotland 2017.
WORLD CHAMPIONS 2017
1. Ragnar Pau GER
2. Hans Stützinger GER
3. Surprise Mdluli RSA
1. Cecile Thibaude FRA
2. Anette Rosan SWE
3. Thembi Anderson RSA
1. Veikko Keränen FIN
2. Antti Seppala FIN
3. Werner Matti SUI
1. Jouko Korhonnen FIN
2. David Millar CAN
3. Lea Seppala FIN
1. Robin Hartmann GER
2. Zuzanna Michalska POL
3. Zofi Hralova CZE
5 Member Team
3. Austria 5
3 Member Team:
1. Kiwi Team
3. Robin, Uwe und Pit
2 Member Team:
1. Golden & Adventure
- After the AGM, we can announce that Canada will host the World Goldpanning Championship on 2021, congratulations!
Final day here at and these three met on the field! Almost 35 years’ history in one pic, from right to left former Presidents Kauko Launonen and Vincent Thurkettle together with Arturo Ramella. (Source Facebook WGA)
- Our Secretary – Raimo Repola, was elected for a second mandate.
- Our President – Arturo Ramella, Vice President – Jiri Dunovski, and Treasurer – Eija Orava, are at the beginning of last year of their mandate: Thank you for your hard work in these last 9 years.
- Communication Committee will count with two new members who will help to carry all communication works out: Geraldine McCrossan and Christian Wolf. Welcome!
That’s all for the moment!