Google Groups has a group called "BC Recreational Goldpanners." It has nine members. And it's restricted!
Now, when did goldpanning get so elitist? Huh? I ask you. When? What, are they expecting a rush?
See, I've panned for gold. I know you don't believe me, but it's true. Not only have I done it, but I've done it successfully.
I found gold. I lost it right after that, but I had a witness for the finding. That's all that counts.
Of course, he's vanished since, but I don't think the witness protection program has anything to do with it.