Day One of the 2023 World Gold Panning Championships
The first day, 6 August, saw the Street Parade on Nations from Uptown Pilgrim’s Rest to the gold panning site where the opening ceremony was held. This included the raising of the World Gold Panning Association Flag. Thereafter there was the special gold panning event for differently abled participants, followed by a fun Gold Rush event.
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The Gold Panning World Championships
These images of the championships over 6 days show the seriousness of the competition but also the fun and togetherness of the international gold panning family. Participants ranged in ages from the 5 years and under Pikkies to the 70 years and older Masters.
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony
Read all about the 2023 World Gold Panning Championships and who the 2023 world champions are here.