THE GOLDEN DRAVA RIVER GOLD LEACHING

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5 hours
Starše
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 20

Before the II. world war, more than 200 gold seekers were gold leaching on the river DRAVA and with it supporting their families. Even today, you can encounter a gold leacher, but it is only for fun and a little adventure.

With some luck and perseverance, a golden scale can soon be yours, because usually, one can find from 25 to 40 golden scales in a couple of hours. Gold in the alluvium is found in fine scales in sizes up to 1 mm, so you must collect at least 9.000 scales for 1 g of gold. You will spend unforgettable hours on the river DRAVA and with a little luck, you could take home some real gold by gold leaching.

Tour Details

After the meeting next to the church in Starše, we will drive next to the banks of Drava River (off-road). After 10 minutes walk, we will prepare and install equipment and pumps.

With some luck and perseverance, a golden scale can soon be yours, because usually, one can find from 25 to 40 golden scales in a couple of hours. Gold in the alluvium is found in fine scales in sizes up to 1 mm, so you must collect at least 9.000 scales for 1 g of gold. You will spend unforgettable hours on the river Drava and with a little luck, you could take home some real gold by gold leaching.

Departure & Return Location

Starše – next to the church (Google Map)

Departure Time

15 April – 15 September
Saturday – Sunday from 13:00-18:00
Arrive 30 minutes before the experience

Price Includes

  • Equipment and materials for gold leaching
Important Information
  • Please be aware of mosquitos
  • With the permission of Empress Marija Theresa in 1776 she gave a number of pirates along the Drava permanent permits, which were cancelled in the Second World War. Now you will obtain new permit to exploit DRAVA RIVER for one day only!
What to Expect

Gold in the alluvium is found in fine scales in sizes up to 1 mm, so you must collect at least 9.000 scales for 1 g of gold. You will spend unforgettable hours on the river Drava and with a little luck, you could take home some real gold by gold leaching.

Not all gold, which is sacred is certainly one of the most famous selections. This title is also borne by the tale Frana Erjavca of 1887, describing the farmer Cherina, who finds “gold” or, as it turns out, the shiny pirit, which many, before and after the cherine, were often mistaken for gold. Pirit is one of the most common sulfide minerals. It has a distinctive metallic glow and is usually metallic yellow or gold.

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