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19 Aug 2013 - 25 Aug 2013

World Goldpanning Championships 2013

The 38th World Goldpanning Championships are being held from the 19th – 25th August in Mongrando, Italy.

Visit the Minelab Italian distributor EB Elettronica who will be showcasing a range of Minelab products.

Visit http://www.elvo2013.it/index.php for more information.

The preliminary program is given below.

Saturday 17th August

Welcome

  • Goldpanning on Elvo river banks guided by local experts
  • Guided visits to Ecomuseo of gold and La Bessa roman gold mine (new path)
  • Golden evening in Zubiena

Sunday 18th August

Excursions

  • Goldpanning on Elvo river banks guided by local experts
  • Guided visits to Ecomuseo of gold and La Bessa roman gold mine (new path)
  • Guided visit by Egyptologist to the Museo delle Antichità Egizie in Turin (transport by bus from Mongrando), city centre sightseeing (early booking required!)
  • Golden evening in Mongrando

Monday 19th August

Opening

  • Goldpanning on Elvo river banks guided by local experts
  • Guided visits to Ecomuseo of gold and La Bessa roman gold mine (new path)
  • Biella city centre Nations' Parade and Goldpanning Championships opening ceremony Golden evening in Biella

Tuesday 20th August

Panning + Night Panning

  • Guided visits to Ecomuseo of gold and La Bessa roman gold mine (new path)
  • Qualifying heats in Classic and Open categories
  • Night panning for couples. Get your head-lamp and pan out your gold, you and your team-mate

Wednesday 21st August

Panning + Football match

  • Guided visits to Ecomuseo of gold and La Bessa roman gold mine (new path)
  • Continuation of goldpanning competitions
  • Football match Italy vs Rest of the World in Mongrando football field
  • Beer and grill evening

Thursday 22nd August

Panning + WGA AGM

  • Guided visits to Ecomuseo of gold and La Bessa roman gold mine (new path)
  • Continuation of goldpanning competitions
  • WGA AGM 2013 at Biella
  • Live music at Mongrando competition site!

Friday 23rd August

Semi Finals + Swedish night

  • Semi final heats in Classic and Open categories and Teams
  • Sweden 2014 presentation night

Saturday 24th August

Finals

  • Finals in each category
  • National Teams competition
  • Closing ceremony and prize giving at night!
  • Live music concert

Sunday 25th August

Farewell

  • Guided visit by Egyptologist to the Museo delle Antichità Egizie in Turin (transport by bus from Mongrando), city centre sightseeing (such early booking not required)
  • For those still up to it: goldpanning on Elvo river banks…
  • See you in Sweden!!!

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