6 Places In the USA Where You Can Legally Pan for Gold

Currently, the price of gold is about $1,275 an ounce. At the peak in 1980 and again in 2011 the precious metal traded above $2,000 an ounce.

Now, buying and investing in gold is hard. Getting those peak prices can be once-in-decade events.

But finding gold on the ground, well, that’s free money!

Why part with cash to buy gold when you can just pick it up and put it in your pocket? Here are six places in the USA you can legally pan for gold today.