19 May 2020
7.30pm - 9.00pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
Blake Studio, Norwich School, The Close, Noriwch, NR1 4DD
From £5.00 per person RGS-IBG members and students free
Gold fever can be life changing! The great outdoors is much loved, and people enjoy their time in the British countryside in many ways, perhaps the most unusual of which is gold panning. Vincent Thurkettle became fascinated with searching for natural gold after reading geology as a forestry student, and then, by chance, meeting a gold prospector.
He has never looked back and since then has spent all his spare time gold prospecting in countries across Europe, and from Australia and New Zealand to the Yukon in Canada. But, perhaps surprisingly, his favourite locations are in Ireland and the UK.
Vincent was President of the World Goldpanning Association for seven years and in 2007 he won a gold medal at the World Goldpanning Championships in Canada. In 2004 Vincent was persuaded by an old diver to hunt for treasure on the Anglesey Coast, and in 2012 he found the biggest gold nugget ever recorded in Britain and so a new life story began.
Contact Clare Brown with enquiries on email@example.com.
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Vincent Thurkettle became fascinated with searching for natural gold after studying geology. Then he met a gold prospector and never looked back.
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