Gold Panning

In the late 1860s, South Pass City was home to 2,000 some gold miners living in 300 (often ramshackle) buildings. But by 1872 the Clarissa Mine had played out and most of the miners had moved on. This city, and many others, offer the unique experience of gold panning. 

For a real taste of what life was like for the miners, try panning for gold in Willow Creek.

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