With all the erosion from the heavy rains in Cali, anybody else out there thinking about all the gold being deposited into the rivers there right now? I know it's a tragedy and I do feel sorry for all the suffering those people are having to endure, but I also know this is one of the best gold fields in the world. After the weather insanity ceases, say April - May, provided some roads are passable, I'm thinking about a panning trip. Looking at the American rivers as potential areas. I don't think dredges are legal there, only hand tools allowed, definitely pans, maybe sluices and rocker boxes. I've done them all since I was a kid growing up in GA, and am very experienced, finding my share through the years, but sure would like to hit a oz. or bigger nugget. I read where a guy found a 5 lb. nugget near Oroville last year. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime, and just trying to get my ducks in a row.