Panning For Gold Equipment South Africa. The South African Gold Panning Association SAGPA was founded in July 1997. In August of the same year a delegation from the Association and the Pilgrims Rest Museum visited Finland to observe and compete in the Finnish Open Gold Panning .
The British Columbia government has set up 14 recreational panning reserves in the province. They are open to the public to use for recreational gold panning. Suction dredges, sluice boxes and mechanical devices are not allowed. Equipment is restricted to hand shovels, hand pans and classifier. Metal detectors are strictly forbidden. Metal detectors for.