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British and Scottish Gold Panning Championships

Museum of Lead Mining

We’re proud to be hosting The British Gold Panning Association Gold Panning Championships once again. The championships will take place over the weekend of the 25th and 26th May, at the Lead Mining Museum, Wanlockhead, Scotland. Competition Gold Panning has its roots in Finland. It was there that the very first modern panning competitions were held in 1974.

The official categories are, Proficient Men & Women, Veterans, Juniors, Traditional Pan, Tri Pan and 2, 3 and 5 person teams. (National team at World and Euro events). Each heat will have a final round to determine the champion. Medals and awards are given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

On the Saturday we hold the Scottish championships and on the Sunday we hold the British championships. Each day has the same format.

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