Big Thunder Gold mine

On-Site Gold Panning

Panning for gold is a fun and easy hobby. Anyone can do it. If you don’t know how to do it, don’t worry! At Big Thunder Gold Mine, we provide on-site gold panning for you and your entire group.

Panning for gold is easy and fun for the whole family. Come experience our on-site gold panning and learn how to pan for gold at Big Thunder Gold Mine! This activity is fun for people of all ages. You’ll receive a hands-on lesson while you learn the proper technique of panning using the mineral rich sand and gravel from famous Black Hills streams! This is a great hands-on activity for kids and adults alike. We do allow the pans to be shared among multiple people, so everyone in the group can be a part of the action.

Our on-site gold panning is available all day. The on-site gold panning lessons take approximately 15-45 minutes, but there’s no time limit. Have as much fun as you want!

Even if you’re not part of a group, we also offer individual on-site gold panning lessons.

Location: Bismark, north dakota