Living in Cuenca, Ecuador
Retired from the fire service last year and moved to Ecuador with my family, currently living in Cuenca. I'm very interested in getting started in gold panning, metal detecting, ect. There are four rivers that run thru Cuenca that come from Las Cajas National Park just 1 hr. up the road from town. Any advice for the beginner?
Stan's response: Hi James, Gold is where you find it, so learning how to use a gold pan is your first step. Then start prospecting and see what you find.
You might consider purchasing my guide called Gold Secrets of Ecuador. It reveals gold bearing rivers all over the country. You can find a copy of the guide in my other web site: www.stangrist.com.
One good place for you to start your search is on the Santa Barbara River that runs through Gualaeco and SigSig. That's pretty close to home from you. This area has a huge history of gold production.