Do you carry a gold pan in your RV? You should. Gold panning is fun, rewarding, provides needed exercise and gets you out in the beauty of God's Creation.
If you recreate in Washington State, it just became a little easier too! Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) just adopted new mineral prospecting rules, which went into effect April 3, 2009. The 2009 "Gold and Fish" pamphlet, which serves as a permit for prospectors, outlines revised prospecting regulations approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission in November 2008. People planning to engage in small scale mineral prospecting or placer mining are required to follow the rules outlined in the pamphlet. The approved changes include new work times designed to protect fish life, additional prospecting opportunities and expanded use of certain types of prospecting equipment (gold pans). Developed with input from a 17-member work group and the public, the new rules are available in pamphlet form on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/habitat/goldfish/
Be sure your next RVing adventure includes finding some gold!