The world’s gold-panning hotspots revealed
The gold rushes of the 19th century have long since ended, but there are still plenty of places you can hunt for the precious metal using a shovel, pan, metal detector, and more. In fact, recreational gold mining is a pastime for many people these days, and for good reason: the largest nugget ever found in California was discovered by an amateur.
Read on to discover destinations around the world where you can still prospect for gold, but be sure to check any restrictions if you're thinking of indulging in a spot of treasure hunting. All dollar amounts in US dollars.