Golden Burn - Kildonan

Golden Burn - Baile an Or, Kildonan


The site of Scotlands brief gold rush of 1868. There is still gold to be found in the burns of the surrounding area and people can still be found panning the stream beds.

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Golden Burn - Kildonan

The site of Scotlands brief gold rush of 1868. There is still gold to be found in the burns of the surrounding area and people can still be found panning the stream beds.

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Golden Burn - Kildonan

The site of Scotlands brief gold rush of 1868. There is still gold to be found in the burns of the surrounding area and people can still be found panning the stream beds.

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Gold

If you look closely, the bright specs are indeed minute flecks of genuine gold in the fine silt covering the rocks. We did not have a gold pan when we visited so we filtered some of the silt into my handkerchief and placed the bundle in a polythene bag which was later put into a plastic containner and frozen for the journey. As soon as we have the time we will have a go at extracting the "treasure", such as it is. Where is that microscope.

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What Is All This Gold Nonsence? I'm After The Rabbits

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Golden Burn - Baile an Or, Kildonan

The site of Scotlands brief gold rush of 1868. There is still gold to be found in the burns of the surrounding area and people can still be found panning the stream beds.