Meet the Princeton FREE Gold Commissioner

“It’s about time we started to promote our natural assets, not just to the tourists but to the locals as well.”

Ed Muckle is Princeton’s FREE Gold Commissioner. he has set up a historical mining display including an ‘official panning station’ to teach locals and tourists about recreational panning in Princeton’s Recreational Panning Reserve.

Ed Muckle, owner/operator of the Image Emporium on Bridge Street has been busy setting up a mining display to supply information as well as supplies to residents and tourists.

Princeton has a Recreational Panning Reserve and Ed Muckle thinks, “It’s about time we started to promote our natural assets, not just to the tourists but to the locals as well.” Muckle says that not too many folks actually know that there is a local reserve they can use.

Outside of the Image Emporium, Muckle invites you to try your hand at gold panning (he’ll show you how) and to take in a bit of local mining history as well.

An old ore car from a local mine up the Whipsaw Creek, sits outside of the store with an information sheet above it. The car is owned by Scott Cerny, who loaned it to Muckle for his historical mining display.

Inside the store are various artifacts for viewing as well as all the supplies one would need to go panning in the local reserve.

Muckle can assist you with what you’ll need as well as show you where to pan recreationally.

To learn more about the car, panning for gold and Princeton’s Recreational Panning Reserve, visit Ed Muckle at the Image Emporium on Bridge Street.



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