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NC Gold Trail

Panning for gold is alive and well in Burke County, and its rivers and creeks still have numerous gold deposits, ripe for the picking. You will find everything from beginners to experienced panners sifting through their most recent find in search of that golden yellow nugget. Experience the thrill of finding your own bit of gold along the Catawba River. Look for signs such as the one below, and always make sure to be safe and follow the rules.

greenway gold

Smokefoot Trade & Loan is your resource for panning equipment in Burke County. They have both beginner and expert panning tools to fit any need. You can view their online catalog and place your order ahead of time by visiting their website below.

Smoke Foot Website

NC Gold Trail