We say goodbye to an old friend.

It with sadness that we say goodbye to an old friend. Fellow gold panner. Danny was one of the first gold panners in South Africa. Travelled all over the world to practice his hobby. Keen pan designer (will we ever forget the famous purple turtle pan, always a work in progress.. ) He had a little black book, where he recorded every single pan he ever panned.
RIP dear Danny. We will forever talk about you and never forget you.
Source Facebook: Sonja Vermaak

Communication Team

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📲Communication Team has new members and more to tell you.

Chairman of Com.Team Arturo Ramella 🇮🇹 is happy to share good news about new members and plans of his team, joined by Luka Hink from Nederlands 🇱🇺, part of the Youngsters community and Michael Greyshock from California 🇺🇸 (USA).

Michael will take care of re-birth of Golden Times, the official newsletter of WGA since early days of the Association and now on a “sleeping period”. It’s time to give it a new golden era!

Luka will be our link to the youngsters and their plans and ideas for the future of our Association. We trust you!

Together with confirmed members Alba Iglesias Gómez from Spain 🇪🇸 and Christian Wolf from Austria 🇦🇹 they are your/our Communication Team so far.

The Com.Team invites all of you to visit WGA website at www.worldgoldpanningassociation.com and to feel free to contact Arturo and the Team mates at 📧communication@worldgoldpanningassociation.com to share news and pictures, ideas and thoughts from your side.

Keep in touch!

The Youngsters Nation at Tankavaara Gold 2019 while meeting Mr. President Sanjay Singh at the gold village events’ tent.
They are our golden future.
Feel free to tag yourselves!


The World Goldpanning Championship in Tankavaara is already history again. Nevertheless, we would like to draw your attention to the next events.
The following championships will take place in August and September



We have new Worldchampions

The World Championship in Tankavaara ended today.
Congratulations to the new world champions.

We have provided the first information for you. We are still working on the completion.

Profi Men Worldchampion James Linnett GBR
Profi Women Worldchampion Pia Turunen FIN
Veterans Worldchampion Ken Karlsson SWE
Juniors Worldchampion Yuva Singh RSA
Classic Pan Worldchampion Päivi Pohjola FIN
National Team Worldchampion Germay
2 member Teams Golden & Adventure SWE
3 member Teams Möyrivät Mäyrät FIN
5 member Teams The Orange Linnetts NED – GBR

Big thanks to the organizers of the World Gold Panning Championships in Tankavvara, Finland. It was a perfect organization. A bigger thanks to all helpers, without them such an event would not be possible. We hope to see you all again next year in Novy Knin. We say goodbye and have a save trip to your home country. Goodbye, Tankavvara Golden Village

You can find the results of each category on the World Championship website.