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Recreational Gold Mining

Goldpanning on Chicken Creek

Using picks and shovels, gold prospectors discovered gold on Chicken Creek in 1886. Later the F.E. Gold Company operated the Pedro Dredge on the lower two miles of Chicken Creek from 1959 to 1967. After 1967 a number of small placer mining operations continued to find gold in Chicken Creek. Gold is still being mined here and in the 40-Mile River area.

Take part in Chicken's longstanding gold history and strike it rich. We have a number of federal patented mining claims for your adventure whether you are a die-hard high banker or just a beginning goldpanner.

Whether you're just a beginner or want to warm up, we'll set you up with free goldpanning on Chicken Creek. You must use our pans and follow all posted rules.

If you have a suction dredging claim on the 40-Mile River and need a base camp or place to store your equipment please contact us directly for custom options.

Goldpanning on Chicken Creek

Goldpanning on Chicken Creek