Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Most people gold panning: Soboba Casino breaks Guinness World Records record
SAN JACINTO, CA, USA -- Patrons and VIP's of San Jacinto, California's Soboba Casino gathered in the casino's arena in an attempt to officially break the Guinness World Records world record of the "Most People Gold Panning"; after the gold was panned and collected, all participants received a certificate of participation and took their gold home; Soboba Casino and the 235 participants who successfully finished the event are the new World Records holder for the "Most People Gold Panning,"according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Soboba Casino guests break the Guinness World Records world record for "Most People Panning for Gold". (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the e most people gold panning was achieved by 100 participants in an event organised by Primaria Rosia Montana/Rosia Montana Town Hall in Rosia Montana, Romania, on 30 August 2009.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest manufactured pure gold bar; it weighs 250 kg (551 lb 2 oz) and was made by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation on 11 June 2005 at the Naoshima Smelter & Refinery, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. FYI
Guests of the casino who qualified during the month of October, including the day of the event, began checking in to the world record attempt area for station assignment and to select their locally sourced lucky bag of "pay dirt" or gold concentrate at approximately 3 PM.
Once all 237 participants were in place, they were given a tutorial and demonstration by the one and only Parker Schnabel of Discovery Channel's hit TV show "Gold Rush."
Once the horn sounded, the panning for gold was underway! All 237 participants took home real gold, panned and sourced in the Inland Empire. After the gold was panned and collected, all participants received a certificate of participation and took their gold home.
Soboba Casino and the 235 participants who successfully finished the event are the new Guinness Book of World Records holder for the "Most People Gold Panning." The casino beat the old record by 135.
Afterwards, a free "meet and greet" with Parker Schnabel was held inside the casino where his friends and fans gathered to get a picture with him as well as an autograph.
According to Soboba Casino's General Manager Scott Sirois, "The event went off without a hitch and we couldn't have done it without the volunteers from the Gold Prospectors Association of America Inc., Legends Prospecting Supplies Company, and of course our 237 participants including our special guest Parker Schnabel!"
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