On our last day in NE Georgia, we took a side trip to a Gold Mining place. We bought a $75 gallon bucket of dirt, and split the panning amongst the 4 of us. In about an hour and a half, we had found approx $150 of gold. I was happy to have made my money back, but almost shocked to have doubled up. The kids found the bulk of it. We also met a nice guy from Tennessee to showed us how to pan, and offered advice. He got a kick from seeing our little success. On the way home, I asked the family what their favorite part of the trip was, and it was that hour and a half of panning for gold. Hell, I liked the bike adventure a lot more, even though it beat me up, lol. I have been told by the wife that we have to do it again.