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.

Welcome Gold Panners in Tankavaara

The Pictures of the day. Click on the button.

Here is the program for the

Saturday August 10th

Finals at

09.30 am 2-Member Team
10.00 am 3-Member Team
10.30 am  5-Member Team

lunch break

12.00 am Children
12.20 pm  Juniors
12.40 pm Veterans
1.00 pm Classic Pan
1.20 pm Proficient Women
1.40 pm Proficient Men
2.00 pm National Teams

After finals closing seremony and celebration

Event tent after ceremony 

Open Stage
Live music: Dr. Patala & Organic Healers and Ämmät

For more information, visit the World Championship Website

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Spring Board Meeting (SBM) 2019

The Spring Board Meeting (SBM) of the Board of the WGA will be held on Friday 17.05.2019 in connection with the Austrian Gold panning Championships in Unterwaltersdorf.

At this meeting the Board is going to go through all current issues and prepares the topics for the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the WGA in Tankavaara Finland.

The Board hopes that if a Member Nation considers any issues that need to be raised on the agenda at the AGM, please do contact us on this matter.

Some Topics to be considered:


European Championships 2021
Year 2021 World Gold Panning Championships takes place in Dawson City, Canada.
Because this event is outside of Europe, the European Championships shall be in a country in European
The Board is waiting for bids to host this event.

World Championships 2022, 2023
The Board is waiting for bids to host the event.

The national delegates were informed by the secretary by e-mail about the topics to be dealt with.

If your country would like to host a World or European Championship competition, please download the application form:

The Adventure has begun.

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.”


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:

AGM 2018