Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pots o' Gold in the Buckeye State

The familiar St. Patrick's Day images of leprechauns, rainbows, and requisite pots of gold must have encouraged a few of our patrons to think outside of the box this year. Yesterday, we received a question about where to pan for gold in Ohio!

We were pleasantly surprised to find that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers a very helpful fact sheet that covers the bases on where and how to find gold in our state (map included!). To learn more, click on the PDF document available here.

The state chapter of gold prospectors in Ohio also boasts its own website (found here) filled with useful facts (some of them borrowed from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' aforementioned fact sheet); interested parties even have the option of joining the Buckeye chapter of the Gold Pan Racing Association (GPRA), which hosts its own meetings and panning excursions. Learn more about this unique organization here!

Best of luck to you as you search for your own pots of gold!

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