March Mayor has the golden touch
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MARCH Mayor Andrew Pugh showed he had the golden touch when he visited Fossils Galore in March.
Mr Pugh was invited to officially open the centre’s gold panning summer holiday activity by taking himself back in time to try his hand at finding treasure.
Tucked within the murky waters of the panning table was hoardes of fools gold and crystals just waiting for visitors to find a piece.
The gold panning process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold and is popular with geology enthusiasts because all you need is a panning bowl and a skilful eye, said Fossils Galore owner Jamie Jordan.
“It’s the oldest method of mining gold and takes quite a skill to get it right, he said.
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“Everyone who finds gold will be presented with a certificate.”
The activity will be up and running at the March attraction daily throughout the summer holidays and costs £3 a go.
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Mr Pugh and councillor Rob Skoulding gave panning a try joined by members of staff and Dino the Fossils Galore mascot.